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Importation of fake foods was always our concern – Consumer Affairs Commission

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:06 PM
Head of the CAC Dolsie Allen says the agency had not received any complaints about alleged plastic rice from consumers.

The Consumer Affairs Commission says the National Food Safety Committee has had concern for some time that fake foods could enter the Jamaican market.

Head of the CAC Dolsie Allen says the agency had not received any complaints about alleged plastic rice from consumers.

However, she says the National Food Safety Committee, of which the CAC is a part, had been looking into the issue.

 

Head of the Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolsie Allen

Allen is urging consumers to be vigilant, shop at reputable establishments and make reports to the CAC where irregularities are observed.

Allen was speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning.

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) yesterday stated that a TVJ report on fake rice on the weekend was the first time such concerns had been brought to its attention.

However, The STAR today reported sending queries to the BSJ about fake rice from November 20, and getting no response.

The BSJ is to release, today, the results of tests on samples of rice believed to be contaminated with plastic.

The BSJ says the samples of the alleged fake rice were taken from Mandeville.