Stop eating 'Shito' from food vendors, it's dangerous - Health expert warns

Stop eating 'Shito' from food vendors, it's dangerous - Health expert warns

- Renowned health expert says eating 'Shito' outside home is dangerous

- Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa says food vendors use unhealthy things to prepare the pepper sauce

- Currently, there is no surveillance on food vendors by the FDA

Renowned pathologist, Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa, is warning against the consumption of 'Shito' in the market and at food joints.

The seasoned health expert revealed that the pepper sauce which is being served at these food joints are very poisonous to our health.

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According to him, food vendors mostly use cooking oils that have been used to fry fish, chicken or meat for 'Shito'.

He says they also add some dangerous materials to prevent the pepper sauce from going bad.

Stop eating "shito" from food vendors, it's dangerous - Health expert warns

Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa

Speaking at a health lecture on Joy FM, the renowned pathologist said it is best if we stopped eating 'Shito' at food joints altogether.

This pepper sauce, when consumed, increases one's risk of high cholesterol, heart disease, and even death.

"Never eat shito at a food joint. They add so many things to it making it very dangerous for consumption," he warned.

Meanwhile, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), is yet to mount a surveillance across food joints in the country. As we speak, there is no license for food vendors in the country as the FDA says efforts are being put in place to deal with the issue.

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'Shito' is one of the supplement delicacies Ghanaians add to their meals. It is a necessity to completing a hot bowl of Waakye or even some balls of Kenkey.

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