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State fumes over rice fumigation

Takes starch out of mouldy rumours

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The question "how safe is our rice?" has been raised again after rumours spread through social media that the government may have sold overfumigated rice stocks to leading hypermarket operators to be repacked for distribution under their house brands. 

Pledged rice at a Chachoengsao warehouse decomposed, emitting a mouldy smell.

The rumours have gone viral on Facebook, as well as LINE, with posts warning consumers not to buy house-brand rice packs from hypermarkets.

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