'Plastic' rice reportedly found in Parbat

PARBAT: The report of 'plastic' rice being sold in the market is raising a concern among locals of Kushma Municipality in the district, following the discovery of artificial rice by a local.

Prem Jaisi Lamichhane reportedly found such rice today morning.

"I suspected the cooked rice as plastic after the grains formed a ball-like shape and started bouncing. It took a little time for the rice to cook as compared to rice of other brands," he said.

The 'plastic' rice cooked by Lamichhane was produced by Ganesh Food Industry in old Parsa Bazaar, Chitwan.

Shortly after the incident, he reported the problem to the District Administration Office and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Parbat.

The sale of rice of the brand has been stopped, said Assistant Chief District Officer Amrit Subedi.

Efforts are underway to send samples of the rice to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control for investigations, he said.