Health minister, Isaac Adewole has said that Preliminary laboratory tests has indicated “no evidence” backing claims of “plastic rice” in circulation. Customs officials seized a batch of more than 100 bags of rice thought to have been “plastic”. Samples were sent out to laboratories for testing. Adewole tweeted on his personal handle after meeting with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control saying that “I have just been briefed by the DG NAFDAC on plastic rice reports,” He said that Preliminary test results reveal there is no evidence backing claims.” The rice tested negative for floating, cooked and smelled normal, had regular off-white color. Moisture and pre-ashing tests also indicated normal levels.

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