No plastic rice on Ghanaian market -FDA assures


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has debunked reports of the sale of plastic rice on the Ghanaian market.

The Authority said a team embarked on post-market surveillance activities to investigate the said allegation and found out there was no “plastic rice” on the market.

There has been panic in some parts of the country after a video on social media showing plastic rice in China went viral with others suggesting that the toxic substance was already on the Ghanaian market .

But, speaking to Samuel Eshun on the Gold Power Drive Monday, Head of Food Safety Management Unit at the FDA, Ms Marian Lovelace Johnson said although the Authority’s attention was drawn to the reports on social media about the purported plastic rice on the market, her outfit has not spotted any.

“There is no plastic rice on the Ghanaian market. We have done our work and I can say that Ghanaians can go ahead and eat any rice of their choice. It is not possible for people to even chew the purported plastic rice. It is also not possible for people to swallow it and so there is nothing like that in Ghana.”

“People should not picnic. I can assure you that there is no plastic rice in Ghana. If anybody has any evidence they should call us,” she said.

Ms Marian Johnson further assured the public the Authority will always ensure the safety of foods sold on the market.

By: Osman Issah Abadoo/

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