So plastic rice is doing the news now a days and one should be very careful out there while buying rice. There are several Chinese companies who have been busted for manufacturing fake Plastic rice and the latest news that did the headline was 2.5 tons of fake rice, supposedly from China was seized in Nigeria. For these criminals it doesn’t matter what country they target. Today it’s the people of Nigeria, tomorrow it can be you.
An article published on RT said that 102 bags of fake rice, weighing 25 kg were seized each of them were labelled as ‘Best Tomato Rice’. The customs officers at the port in Lagos seized the smuggled package. The connection to this fake packets of rice is being suggested to China as rice make from plastic pellets was discovered at the same port last year. The police have taken a suspect into custody and warnings have been issued to clear the packets immediately.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control are doing analysis on the rice.
It is a very difficult to identify plastic rice or fake rice. Here is a video of how fake rice is prepared in China.
Here is another test you can do by cooking the rice in an open container. If you happen to see some unusual stuff with the froth, then you might be cooking plastic. Here is a video
Plastic is very harmful for health, this rice can slowly kill you. Health officials in China has also issued a warning saying that “Eating three bowls of this rice is equal to consuming about one plastic bag”