Plastic rice in Kenya? Govt response fails to allay fears
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has denied claims that there is plastic rice being sold in Kenya.
The standards agency says the video circulating on social media showing the manufacturing of plastic rice is a normal process for recycling plastic.
“Through it, used plastic products are recycled and converted into pellets, which can then be re-used to produce various plastic products,” said KEBS.
KEBS urged consumers to submit samples of rice or any other product that they feel do not meet standards for testing in its laboratories in Nairobi, Kisumu or Mombasa or immediately call the toll-free line 0800221350.
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