Customs Halts Rice Clearance Temporarily Amid ‘Plastic Rice’ Reports

There have been reports of persons unknowingly consuming plastic rice in several countries across the world in recent times.

And now Jamaica’s Customs department has announced it has temporarily halted the the clearance of rice at all ports of entry following reports of so called plastic rice on the market.

This follows a report by RJR that some residents in Manchester have stated that they unknowingly purchased plastic rice.

  

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) in a release this morning stated that it has convened a meeting with the relevant Regulatory Agencies, including the Bureau of Standards (BSJ), the Ministries of Commerce and Health and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, in order to verify the reports.

Members of the public are being encouraged to contact the JCA or the BSJ and report if they have bought this product or are aware of the place of distribution.

By David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr], via Wikimedia Commons
By David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr], via Wikimedia Commons

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