If you were one of those caught up in a whirlwind of panic when you thought the FairPrice jasmine fragrant rice in your kitchen was supposedly made of plastic, you can rest easy now. The supermarket chain has since debunked the rumours circulating via text and social media. It also lodged a police report over the fake claim and declared on its Facebook page that the rice is 100 percent safe for consumption and has passed ‘stringent safety checks by the authorities’.
Stores will display notices to calm anxious customers — some of whom have already insisted on refunds at various outlets yesterday — but those who still fear they bought a bag of fake rice can check its authenticity with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority.
Fairprice has issued the following statement on their Facebook page:
We’ve noticed a recent message on social media asserting that our FairPrice housebrand jasmine fragrant rice is made of plastic.
This is false.
We’d like to assure all our shoppers that our rice is 100% safe for consumption, and have passed stringent safety checks by the authorities. We would like to advise the public not to further circulate this malicious rumour. Thank you!