BALANGA City: The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office announced that they did not find fake rice in Balanga City and Dinalupihan town.
NFA provincial manager Adelaida Nuestro led a team of inspectors to check 500 rice retail outlets with 100 accredited NFA rice retailers in 11 towns and one city in Bataan.
“We were instructed by our officials to inspect public markets and at the same time inform retailers and consumers to be careful in their rice purchase. If they notice something unusual, we ask that it be reported to us immediately,” she said.
Nuestro said that so far, they have not received any report of the presence of fake rice in the province.
“Wala ritong fake rice at siguro hindi na makakarating dito sapagka’t ang mga supply ng bigas galing Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan at Isabela. Assure ko 101%, wala rito (There is no fake rice here because supply comes from Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Isabela. I am 101% sure that there is none here),” said rice retailer Eugene Sagun.