Reports say plastic rice sold on the Chinese market has reportedly found its way into various Asian countries, including India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

According to the International Business Times, the fake rice is made by mixing potatoes, sweet potatoes and synthetic resin.

Meanwhile, health experts have warned that consuming the fake grains could seriously damage the digestive system.

According to a statement from a spokesman from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority who addressed rumours that the rice had entered Singapore, "imported rice is regularly inspected and sampled to ensure compliance with our food safety standards and requirements. We have not received any feedback on fake rice"

In a similar move, the Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry likewise denied receiving any reports about the resin-laced grains, but said if it were to have gotten into Malaysia, it would most likely be sold at small shops rather than large supermarkets.