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BANGKOK 16 January 2019 08:20
canopy

Never buying KCF eggs again

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I use egg shells for composting. But the geniuses at KCF decided that every single individual egg must have a plastic sticker glued to it even though they are sold as a pack with KCF advertising on the outside. Hardly something you want at all, let alone in your compost pile. So buyer beware--when you buy eggs from KCF, you are the one that pays for these stickers and promote unwanted plastic waste.

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while i admire the sentiment, i wonder if a small sticker on an egg is necessarily the place to take your stand.

there are far greater abuses in packaging out there.

of course every little bit helps.

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For sure packaging abuse abounds, but this one isn't about quantity but rather it brings things to yet another level of stupidity. The stickers are tough to remove making it a time waster and deterrent to try composting egg shells. Also whether the glue they use is non-toxic is a question mark. I am not comfortable using the KCF egg/plastic/glue combination things for cooking or composting. You know how sometimes a piece of shell can land in the pan. Normally harmless, but not if the plastic and glue go in.

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I'm confused, easily done! To me KFC stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Do you buy your eggs at KFC? Normally you would but eggs at the grocery store. I buy duck eggs from a lady in the village that raises them, no stickers, but a lot of mud and crap to wash off before they go in the fridge.

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Acronym is similar but different: not KFC, but KCF brand eggs sold at Tesco.

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Canopy... I truly sympathise with your problem... maybe you could buy a different brand of eggs next time, if you are supermarket shopping?

I think that some eggs for sale at the Klong Toey WET MARKET (for example) do not have brand stickers on each egg. Maybe worth a look see.... ?

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Knowing this I wont sleep tonight.facepalm.gif

disturbing news! going to my compost heap now to check. oh wait... i don't have one.

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Aha i read it as KFC as well i was very confused!

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Knowing this I wont sleep tonight.facepalm.gif

disturbing news! going to my compost heap now to check. oh wait... i don't have one.

I am shell shocked

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I have to ask but wouldn't a person who appears so passionate about a tiny, little bit of plastic on his eggs not have his own chickens to get organic, free range eggs which he could freely compost if he really cared so much ? whistling.gif

I used to buy the KCF eggs for years thinking they were KFC eggs. I could never fault the eggs but they were cleverly made to look like the KFC logo by using the same colours and font as the KFC brand. very clever marketing for me wink.png

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Their organic eggs appear to be fake as well. Standards in Thailand don't exist so they can claim whatever they want. I won't buy from KCF again! 

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On 3/17/2016 at 6:59 AM, canopy said:

Acronym is similar but different: not KFC, but KCF brand eggs sold at Tesco.

I have never bought eggs at 7/11 and it must be years since I bought any from any supermarket.

 

Either my wife or I go to the local market and buy 30 size zero eggs for 120/130 baht a tray.

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Why don't they use the rubber stamp like inscription like it is done in eggs in many EU countries that mentions with a universal code if the hen was bred in a battrey or in open air, the date of the laying and it's validity for consumption.

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Egg shells will reappear at the bottom of your compost heap 10 years later a bit dirtier than they were initially but hardly degraded into plant food. Working over the compost as you should, will break the shells into smaller pieces but it won't degrade.

Most of us have soils that are over rich in calcium (high pH) and so don't need to put in even more.

Solution:

buy elsewhere. or

keep chickens. 

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