Investigation begins into plastic rice panic


Cuttack: After reports of sale of plastic rice in Cuttack poured in, Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra directed district civil supply officer to conduct a probe into the matter. As per reports, a family in Sheikh Bazar had brought allegation about sale of plastic rice in the city.

The family alleged that the taste of rice was different and took more time to cook. Mishra said, “Though the district administration has no specific information about sale of plastic rice, I have ordered a probe to ascertain the veracity of the allegation.’’

On Friday, a special squad comprising Food Safety and Assistant Civil Supply Officers collected rice samples from the family’s house and the shop from where it was sold.  Besides, the squad also collected rice samples from four other places in the city. The rice samples will be sent to State Food Analyst Laboratory for examination.

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