China has sought to reassure its citizens by announcing that the melamine that has been found in contaminated eggs is itself contaminated with egg. "What this means is that the eggs contaminated with melamine, were contaminated with a melamine that had itself been contaminated with egg, so the overall amount of melamine in the eggs is lower." stated a Chinese government source.
Newsifact then pressed the official with a follow-up question:
"But if the egg that had contaminated the melamine had itself been contaminated with melamine, would that not mean that the eggs contaminated with melamine contained melanine that had been contaminated by eggs contaminated with melamine?"
"Beijing Olympics!" was the response.