Rice Customs officials' seized in Lagos last week was "plastic" sparked confusion. NAFDAC said contaminated

Nigeria rice 'contaminated, not plastic' - NAFDAC

Plastic rice
It is no longer news that in Nigerian even the toothpick they use is imported from China. But the problem Nigerians face is that all the products coming from China are nothing but fake. In China their manufacturers is concern about quantity not quality.  So when you hear China rice then your mind will go this must fake. When the issue of Plastic Rice people were not surprised. Now NAFDAC says is not plastic but contaminated. Contamination or Plastic rice must be poison.
Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is "contaminated" but not plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says.
The rice contained bacteria "above permissible limits", a senior Nafdac official said.

Customs officials' claims that the rice seized in Lagos last week was "plastic" sparked confusion and official denials.

The health minister intervened, saying there was "no evidence" for the claims.
Tests on samples of the rice showed that it was "unwholesome for human consumption", exceeding the maximum limit for bacteria including "Coli form", Nafdac said in a statement.
The Nigerian customs service, speaking at the same press conference, said that it had acted on "credible intelligence" that "large consignments of plasticized rice were.... to be shipped from the Far East to Africa".

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Regardless of the outcome of the lab tests, intelligence still indicated that "several metric tonnes of expired and dangerous rice are still lying in wait at warehouses in neighbouring countries", with the Nigerian market the ultimate destination, customs chief Ibrahim Ali told media.

Rice is Nigeria's staple food and it is a tradition for people to give bags of rice as a gift during the Christmas period.

Nothing Nigerians will not hear, plastic rice, rubber rice, contaminated rice.Now NAFDAC says is not plastic but contaminated. Contamination or Plastic rice must be poison. Which one it the truth.

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