Large quantities of cancer-causing palm oil from 10 major markets in Accra and Tema has been confiscated by the Food and Drugs Authority.
According to the Authority,the said products been sold across the Mallam Atta, Dome, Dansoman, Agbogbloshie and Kaneshie markets in Accra where all infused with Sudan IV, a dangerous industrial dye which is used in the colouration of plastics and other synthetic products
Officials reveal initial laboratory tests conducted on samples of the adulterated oil showed active dye (sudee) substance of about 98 per cent. Sudan IV dye has the potential of causing cancer when mixed with food, and as such constituted a risk to public health.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the FDA, Hudu Mogtari expressed shock over the growing trends in the use of devious means to gain profit by traders no matter the health implications on consumers.
Meanwhile,FDA has expressed its resolve to collaborate with the Police Service to clamp down on all perpetrators whose devious actions inure to the detriment of public health.