Food institute declares KFC’s Rizo Rice ‘safe’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2014 23:40 IST

Fast-food giant KFC’s Rizo Rice served at its restaurant at Scindia House in Connaught Place has been cleared of presence of artificial colouring and preservatives.

The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore reports that the “cooked rice” sold by KFC “conform” to the general provisions of food safety and standards.

Earlier, the Delhi government’s food safety department had lifted samples of Rizo Rice on April 23, 2014 as part of its safety drive to check presence of harmful substances in food articles sold in the capital. Random samples were also taken from various restaurants and tested between January 2013 and October 2014.

The CFTRI however, found that the samples sent to it did not contain harmful preservatives such as sulphur dioxide and benzoic acid, or synthetic colouring.

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