Nigeria: Is The Rice You Are Eating Real, Or Plastic?
Authorities are investigating the origin of Best Tomato Rice that is packaged in 25kg bags and which after preliminary testing, showed a sticky consistency similar to plastic, an official has said.
Rice - Customs Area Commander, Oyo/Osun shows smuggled bags of rice intercepted by the command.
Premium Times, 22 December 2016
Agro-business experts have expressed worries over the seizure of 102 bags of plastic rice by officials of the Nigerian Customs on Monday. Read more »
Daily Trust, 22 December 2016
The Nigeria Customs Service yesterday said it has sent the 102 bags of rice suspected to be plastic to the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to… Read more »
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina has described the reports as the "handiwork of unscrupulous individuals who are bent on tarnishing the good image of the government". Read more »
The Comptroller-General of Customs Hameed Ali has been summoned by the Senate to explain why he ordered the immediate removal of rice from the import restriction list. ... Read more »