The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed that palm oil from Kade in the Eastern region is free of the deadly Sudan IV dye.
According to Public Relations manager of the FDA, James Lartey the green light for sale was given following the investigation by the authority.
In an interview with Accra based Starr FM, Mr. Lartey said the oil is good for human consumption. “They brought about five trucks of the oil, we have sampled them at the lab and none of them contain Sudan IV,” he said.
The FDA had earlier cautioned the public against the consumption of palm oil after its investigations revealed that they contain Sudan IV used for dying clothes.
Truck drivers from Kade whose businesses were badly affected by the development took quantities of the product for testing to enable them distribute to major markets in Accra.
They have since been cleared for sale after the tests proved that they do not contain Sudan Four.
The FDA had earlier revealed that 98 percent of earlier test it had done on impounded barrels of palm oil showed it contained Sudan IV and had cautioned the public against consuming palm oil.
“Zomie (palm oil) contains a lot of Sudan IV which has carcinogenic substances that can cause a lot of health complications”.