Issue of July 9, 2017
     
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No fake rice, only spoiled ones
PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City

There had been reports of the presence of fake rice, but the National Food Authority says it has not found any such sort in its routine monitoring of rice varieties being sold in the local markets.

What are actually seen in display outlets are discolored rice, which when cooked, have foul odor and taste. This happens when palay is not well dried prior to threshing and milling and when packed in plastic bags that restrict ventilation and permit heat build-up thereby subjecting the rice to spoilage.

Milled rice at packing should have 14 percent moisture content and to be placed in absorbent containers like sacks that allow air exchange to maintain longevity of the product.

Providing adequate and efficient drying and storage facilities and imposing the use of appropriate packing containers would ensure good quality of rice.

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