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Washed-ashore fish unsafe for consumption – FDA cautions public

The Food and Drugs Authority has urged the general public to refrain from consuming the washed-ashore fish stating it poses health risks.

In a statement on April 5, 2021, the FDA said laboratory tests are underway to ascertain the cause of the death of the washed-ashore fish.

According to the Food and Drugs Authority, a team has been dispatched to fish markets in Osu and other coastal areas in the capital

The authority further revealed that it has dispatched its team to fish markets in Osu and other coastal areas in the capital to prevent the washed-ashore fish from entering the food markets.

“The FDA in collaboration with other state agencies have been engaged in investigating and addressing the matter of various species of fishes washed ashore on some beaches since Friday, 2nd April 2021. While laboratory investigations are ongoing, the Authority warns the general public to desist from
consuming the fish washed ashore in view of the potential risk to health and safety,” the statement read.

“To prevent the washed-ashore fish from entering into the food chain the FDA inspection teams have been dispatched to fish markets including the Osu Mandela market in the Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly.”

It stated that “Our Western regional office has reported of sightings of dolphins washed ashore on so0me of the beaches and samples have also been taken for laboratory analysis”

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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