Indian company ShriLalMahal was severely criticized in Togo after providing a stock of rotten rice in 2012. Pravind Jugnauth wanted to know from the Minister of Commerce, Cader Sayed-Hossen, if he was aware of this case, during the session of Parliament on Tuesday. "I do not know, I'll find out," he promised the Minister of Commerce.
Pravind Jugnauth to ask the Minister if the company has already supplied the tainted rice in Mauritius. "Yes," said Cader Sayed-Hossen, while stating that "such things happen because these rice stocks are transported by sea." However, the Minister submits that at no time rotten rice stocks have been sold to the public. "In most cases, these stocks of rice are used to feed animals, or simply destroyed." The Minister reminded, once again, that Mauritius is not immune to this kind of incident could happen again. "However, our interests are preserved due to the insurance that covers these imported cargoes," he has said.
Since December 2013, the company ShriLalMahal and three associates Chappal Traders, LMJ International, Amira Foods were selected to provide rice to Mauritius. ShriLalMahal provides 5 000 tonnes, Chappal Traders - 1 000 tons, LMJ International delivers 1 000 tons also, while Amira Foods supplies 3 000 tones. These contracts are valid for the next six months.