[SPAM] Plastic Rice And Its Brands
[SPAM] Plastic Rice And Its Brands
This is a fake information circulating on social media which wrongly associates rice brands to plastic rice business. The whole plastic rice story itself is NOT TRUE. Please find more details at the verification section of this article.
Many videos of Plastic Rice and below picture claiming to be brands of plastic rice has been circulating on social media
This is a fake information circulating on social media which wrongly associates rice brands to plastic rice business.
The whole plastic rice story itself is NOT TRUE. Please find all sequence of incidents below.
Plastic rice manufacturing in China has been in news for a while.
Fact or Myth: Is China Producing Plastic Rice?
A series of incidents around the world were reported ever since…
During May 2015 Jakarta Govt was on high alert for plastic rice
Govt on high alert for plastic rice
The Jakarta Post | Jakarta | Mon, May 25, 2015 | 01:12 pm
But by Nov 2015 Jakarta Police claimed test results show plastic rice just a hoax
Police claim test results show plastic rice just a hoax
The Jakarta Post | Tue, November 3, 2015 | 06:21 pm
During December 2016 in Nigeria customs seized counterfeit rices and believed that they are plastic rice, but the health department later disagreed of any plastic contents in it but agreed that its fake rice.
‘Plastic’ or not? Over 100 bags of fake rice seized in Nigeria
CNN | Updated 0428 GMT (1228 HKT) December 24, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: ALLEGED PLASTIC RICE: NO CAUSE FOR ALARM
medium.com | The official Medium channel of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria. Honorable Minister: Prof. @IsaacFAdewole (Nov. 11, 2015). Managed by Press Unit Dec 23, 2016
None of the incidents concluded the presence of plastic in any of the edible rices in market. So essentially the fake Wuchang rice scandal is the only one which has some trace of plastic presence mentioned in counterfeiting of the rice.
Please note that Snopes reports the plastic rice story as UNPROVEN.
In India, the whole story of Plastic Rice has been proven as wrong after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said there is absolutely no evidence of plastic contents in such rice. They are just adulterated rice.
Ashish Bahuguna, Chairman of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said “…India does not import rice from China. We have once again taken samples from several places in Delhi and we will have to wait for the lab results to arrive at any further conclusion,…”. So this rules out any possibility of the fake Wuchang rice in circulation in India.
Please find more about this at the BoomLive debunk about this hoax.
Plastic Rice Or Just Adulterated Rice? How A Video Cooked Up A Global Scare
www.boomlive.in | 9 June 2017
Now coming to the conclusion of this post. The brands in question and news around them…
There were reports that Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah from the Malaysian ministry noted three brands of rice – Kokeshi, Kohinoor Basmati and NICR – said to be produced from plastic…but the official press statement did not have the brand names mentioned.
PRESS STATEMENT, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HEALTH MALAYSIA, ALLEGATION OF FAKE RICE IN THE MARKET
fsq.moh.gov.my | DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM BIN ABDULLAH, Director General of Health Malaysia, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 21 May 2015
For Kohinoor there is once case found however:
Imported rice in Australia: pesticides and chemicals found to be above safe standards
www.sbs.com.au | 24 NOV 2016 – 12:33PM
Otherwise all claims of plastic contents in rice and brands associated with plastic rice are proven as false.
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Post Date: 13 June 2017
Post ID: #39976
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