The Solomon Island's City Council has been receiving complaints against inferior rice sold by local businesses in Honiara.The environmental health division of the Honiara City Council has warned against the consumption of such poor quality rice. The Council's Chief Health Inspector, Tom Nanau says inferior quality rice include rice that has a bad odor, has unusual color and is lumpy.
Mr. Nanau says that they have conducted an investigation on the complaints surrounding the rice imported by Solrais.
He says they have found through interviews with the company that the country's high and humid temperature could have been the cause of the bad quality rice.
Mr Nanau says the rice had been produced and ship from Vietnam - a country with cooler temperatures.
He says although no one has actually reported a health problem by eating the inferior quality rice - people are advised against eating such rice and to report it to the nearest Environmental Health office or to the supplier.