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Chinese firms busted for fake Thai rice

Anhui processors used local strains with artificial flavourings, says agriculture ministry

Thai authorities have taken steps to have charges filed in China against three factories in Anhui province for selling counterfeit Thai jasmine rice.

The charges are being laid and publicised to ensure Chinese customers are aware about the quality of genuine Thai jasmine rice, said Prayoon Insakoon, permanent secretary of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry.

The ministry is working with the Thai Agricultural Consular Office in China to press the case, he said on Friday.

Mr Prayoon earlier received a report about counterfeit Thai rice brands from Artinan Intharapim, the agricultural consul at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Shanghai.

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