Govt to conduct inquiry on 'plastic' food items

Govt to conduct inquiry on 'plastic' food items

Health Minister Ramesh Kumar on Friday announced that a thorough inquiry would be held to check the veracity of entry of plastic rice, sugar and eggs into Karnataka market.

He has also said the government would be able to confirm or deny media reports in this regard on Monday after getting the inquiry report.

In the legislative assembly on Friday, Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar said there were reports that plastic sugar, plastic rice and plastic eggs were sold in four to five districts.

The adulterated/fake edible items, it is said, were found to be sold in parts of Ramanagara, Kanakapura, Arasikere and Gangavati. It was also reported that plastic rice was sold under the government sponsored Anna Bhagya scheme.

 “The poor are scared to purchase rice. There could be serious health hazard if plastic edible items are being sold. The government must investigate into these incidents and explain the factual position,” he said.

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