FDA rubbishes reports of plastic rice on Ghana market

FDA rubbishes reports of plastic rice on Ghana market

- There are no fake or plastic rice in Ghana

- The FDA says the public should assist with information on the so called "plastic" rice on the market

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has debunked reports that plastic rice has found its way into the Ghanaian market.

According to the CEO of FDA, Mimi Darko, tests conducted by the Authority prove that the rice currently on Ghanaian markets are authentic with very high starchy content.

FDA rubbishes reports of plastic rice on Ghana market

FDA head office in Accra

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The past week has seen the FDA face many questions on the edibility of rice on the market, especially after some videos on social media claimed plastic rice are being sold to Ghanaians.

However, speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mrs Darko revealed that laboratory tests so far conducted by the FDA have shown that “there is currently no plastic rice on the market”.

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She added that the FDA will still be monitoring the situation to make sure that only healthy foods are sold to Ghanaians.

"The Authority appreciates the role of the general public and the media in sharing information on the rumoured 'plastic' rice on the Ghanaian market," the FDA statement noted.

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