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A video of workers feeding plastic into a machine to produce white, rice-like granules has sparked fears on Chinese social media.
Many people said the factory, thought to be located in China, was producing toxic rice out of sheets of plastic.
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Other people, however, said the plastic grains were for industrial use.
The two-minute-long footage was widely shared on WeChat, a Chinese social media messaging app, in early November.
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In a version of the video, shared by QQ.com, a topless worker can be seen putting dozens of plastic bags into a machine at a dim-lit workshop.
The bags were soon shredded by the spinning saws of the machine before being turned into a long plastic tube.
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The worker used a pair of scissors to cut the long strip before putting it into another machine placed next to the first machine.
The plastic strip was processed by the second machine, which turned it into long, thin strings.
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The strings were delivered into cold water in a large sink for for cooling down before being passed onto a third machine.
A second worker, also topless, can be see standing by the strings.
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The third machine ground the strings into fine granules and they were scooped into a large fabric bag, often used to carry rice in China, by a worker.
The video ends...
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