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Sep 21, 2018 @ 22:01

NFA conducts taste test to prove its rice as good as commercial variety

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Oriental is inviting different sectors of the community to a “taste test” of government rice to debunk misconceptions about it.

“Among gihimo kining taste test aron ang mga tawo maka sulti nga dili tinood ang pagtuo sa uban nga kining NFA rice baho, makakabuhi, ug dili maayong quality (we are holding the taste test so that people who have tasted it can disprove the belief of many that NFA rice is smelly, can cause heartburn or gastric discomfort, and is not of good quality),” NFA provincial manager Hilaria Ganzon said in an interview Friday afternoon.

Tthe taste test is part of the local celebration of Grains Industry Week, which started on Sept. 20 and will run up to Sept. 26, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 1058, issued August 20, 1997.

The Grains Industry Week celebration is held each year to coincide with the NFA’s founding anniversary every Sept. 26, Danzon noted.

The NFA will hold the taste test in an open warehouse and a forum/briefing/Ugnayan at its provincial office in Pulantubig, Dumaguete City on Sept. 25.

“Magluto mi ug NFA rice aron ipatilaw sa mga gi imbitar namo (we will be cooking NFA rice for testing by those whom we have invited) to the taste test,” Ganzon said.

A stationary store at the NFA’s office compound will be put up on the same day for those who want to buy government rice at P32 a kilo. (PNA)


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