FDA destroys unwholesome canned fish

The Food and Drugs Authority ( FDA), has destroyed 4,000 boxes of unwholesome canned fish.

According to the FDA, the imported goods had expired and were dangerous for human consumption.

The canned fish, bearing the product name, Beauport Sardine, had no country of origin and had the date of expiry as the year 2016.

But when the products were opened for examination, they were found to be unwholesome, a situation traced to poor storage.

The unwholesome canned fish was destroyed at the Kaase dumping site.

Osei Kwabena Enterprise, which imported the products, has been distributing them for some time now, with all the negative health implications.

The authority discovered the sardines after an inspection of the company’s premises.

The FDA said hundreds of the sardines had already found their way onto the market.

Speaking with the Daily Graphic, the Ashanti Regional Director of the FDA, Mr Vigil Prah Asare, said an investigation was made about the products which found them unwholesome.

He said investigations were being conducted to know where the products were manufactured and the country of origin.

He alleged that the last time the importer of the product suspected an action from the FDA, the company quietly burnt a large number of the products without any authorisation and supervision from the FDA.

By Collins Obeng Gyampoh/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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