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PM: Packed rice up to standards

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on Saturday that packed rice is up to international standards and safe for consumption. 

She was responding to growing consumer concerns about the use of chemical fumigants and possible health impacts.

Speaking on her "Yingluck Government Meets the People" on NBT, the premier said chemicals were introduced only at the packaging stage.

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