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Andhra Pradesh reels under alleged sale of plastic rice


Plastic rice vs real rice!

Much like plastic rice, there is no definite proof of the existence of plastic sugar.

While some people in Visakhapatnam district filed a police complaint on the matter on Wednesday, some stalls at Vijayawada's Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium have stopped selling biriyani following poor sales for the last five days. Over the most recent seven days in Hyderabad, there have been grievances from the Charminar range, Yousufguda, Saroornagar and Meerpet that numerous outlets are offering what is being named as "plastic rice" which is bringing on medical issues.

Rumours of plastic rice and the continuous flow of posts, videos and messages on social networking sites, particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, created panic on Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh too. In the meantime, police in the old city of Hyderabad said that a protestation in regard to plastic rice was held up at Mir Chowk police headquarters however an investigation of the example in research center uncovered that it was not plastic however unsafe. In a week, two incidents of plastic food has been reported from Gadag and Tumkur. While there was no requirement for any panic, people ought to stay caution and convey to the notice of police any example of offer of plastic rice, he said. If mold does not appear, then your rice is fake.

Take a handful of rice. Pour one tablespoon of rice and stir it for a while.

However, the civil supplies department has rubbished the reports of plastic rice and termed them as "fake and baseless". There is also some hearsay that the origin of "plastic rice" has been in China. Even though there has been no proof of the existence of plastic rice, tips on how to test whether the rice you are eating is made of plastic have gone viral. Wouldn't the cost of production of plastic rice and plastic sugar be as expensive as actual sugar and rice?

"We have sent the samples to the State Food Laboratory for further testing. Now we have realised what is wrong", he says.

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