- FDA is warning against the consumption of contaminated products ahead of Christmas
- The authority has impounded over 4000 cartons of rotten tuna in Accra
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has issued a fierce warning to the public against the consumption of any kind of canned mackerel.
This was after the authority destroyed over 4000 cartons of the rotten canned tuna at Mile 7 in Accra. The name of this mackerel is Asahi Mackerel and it was imported by this company called Dotsisco Ventures.
Reports indicate the contaminated fish was also being sent to neighbouring countries like Togo thus diverted into the Ghana market by some unscrupulous persons.
The head of communications at the FDA, James Lartey has revealed that these contaminated products have the potential of killing consumers considering the high level of toxicity.
According to him; “The documents that we received from CEPS indicate that the products were supposed to be on transit to our neighboring country of Togo but were diverted unto the market, we are destroying 320 footer containers of the Asahi Mackerel, one container contains 1,500 cartons and each carton contains 60 pieces of the mackerel so in total we are destroying 4,500 cartons by 60 pieces because they are unwholesome they cannot be consumed”.
The influx of unwholesome and fake goods continues to flood the Ghanaian market year in and year out mainly when the Christmas festivity is fast approaching.
Most of these miscreants either reduce their prices drastically or start adopting juicy ways such as the bonanza and buy-one-get-one-free mode so as to clear their sales before the year’s end.
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