MFDA releases advisory amid increasing rotten egg sales

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Malé, Maldives – Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) on Monday ordered businesses to control egg storage and display expiry dates on eggs.

MFDA made this decision amid increasing complaints of rotten eggs being sold in the Malé area. The authority noted with concern that the sale and consumption of rotten eggs can result in health issues for consumers and urged the public to be cautious.

MFDA further stated that eggs can safely be stored in cold storage for up to three months and at room temperature for up to 28 days. Even in these conditions, the authority highlights that eggs can rot.

The authority urged businesses to display expiry dates and control storage temperatures in egg sales.