Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana, in a press statement has debunked rumours of plastic rice on the country’s market. The statement follows videos on social media claiming the existence of plastic rice which suggest that these may be on the Ghanaian market.
It indicated that FDA became aware of the videos late last year and immediately commenced investigations to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the rumours.
The investigation, the release said, used a nationwide market surveillance program with random samples being subjected to laboratory investigation. Results from laboratory analysis indicated that all samples were authentic rice and not plastic.