Jun 16, 2017

Plastic rice: six samples sent for test

Officials of the Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department inspected wholesale shops selling rice and godowns and collected six samples of rice on Thursday.
A team led by Designated Food Safety Officer Dr. M. Kavikkumar along with food safety inspectors inspected shops at many parts of the town. The team also inspected godowns where gunny bags of rice were stocked. However, no plastic rice was found in these places.
Addressing mediapersons, he said that 181 shops and godowns were inspected in the district so far by four teams in the past four days and no plastic rice was found. However, six samples were taken and sent to laboratory in Chennai.
The officer said that to prevent adulteration in milk, 28 samples were taken of which seven were found to contain less fat. He said that case would be filed against those companies and action would be taken.

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