Melamine found in Chinese eggs
The New York Times reported Sunday that an illegal amount of the chemical melamine was found in Chinese eggs.
There was a reported 4.7 parts per million of melamine found in the eggs produced by a division of China's Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group, and the legal limit is 2.5.
Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health York Chow said that experts thought the melamine may have come from the chicken feed.
This relates to the larger scandal in China regarding other dairy products contaminated with melamine.
So far, 3,600 children are reported sick due to the contamination, and 4 have died.
Farmers reportedly added the melamine after dilluting it with water.
They added the melamine so that it would test higher for protein.
Calls to Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group were not answered.
Health experts say that melamine is not a danger in small doses, but in larger doses it can be.
They also said that infants are particularly vulnerable.