Ban on the import of 93,000 tons of contaminated rice from Uruguay
Ban on imports of 93,000 tons of contaminated rice from Uruguay; The parliament stopped the import of 93,000 tons of contaminated rice from Uruguay, Abbas Papizadeh, a member of the Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said in an interview with Tasnim, referring to the import of arsenic contaminated rice into the country: The parliament is informed and the parliament is not very aware of these debates.
He said that some members of the Ninth Majlis had traveled to India to inspect arsenic-contaminated rice. Therefore, these rices have problems in terms of health.
The member of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, emphasizing that the Committee on Agriculture will definitely get involved in the issue of importing arsenic-containing rice, continued: Iranian ports had taken a stand and prevented the unloading of this cargo and sending the rest to our country.
Papizadeh stated that the executive bodies deliberately deprive the parliament of having accurate information and are not accountable to the legislature in these matters. .
He added: “Uruguayan rice was officially entering the country from Iranian ports with a permit, and the representatives informed the Food and Drug Administration about this issue, and the tests performed on these rice showed that this was the case.” These rice are contaminated.