Reports that the United States might quarantine Thai rice because of concern over pesticide residue stemmed from misreadings of a routine bureaucratic announcement, according to the US Embassy.
US authorities have not changed the way they treat Thai rice imports in general, said Walter Braunohler, a spokesman for the US Embassy in Bangkok.
In an interview on Krungthep Turakit TV, he said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had a number of import alerts for different products.
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