‘Samples tested across State, no plastic rice found’

Over 3,124 places were inspected and more than 100 samples lifted and tested across the State, but no plastic rice was found in Tamil Nadu, said Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, speaking to reporters

Published: 20th June 2017 04:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2017 04:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Over 3,124 places were inspected and more than 100 samples lifted and tested across the State, but no plastic rice was found in Tamil Nadu, said Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, speaking to reporters after meeting on Monday with the Tamil Nadu Merchants Association for sensitising them on the need for selling quality food to consumers.

“Food Safety department officials conducted inspections in over 3,124 places across State and over 100 samples were tested in five laboratories across the State, but no plastic rice was found,” the minister said. For food-related plaints, public can contact 9444042322 or mail to commrfssatn@gmail.com, the officials said.

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