[ 2012-04-24 ]
FDB seizes unwholesome fish
The Food and Drugs Board, upon a tip off has
seized a consignment of about One Thousand (1000)
cartons of unwholesome fish, imported by C & G
Company Limited based in Tema.
Inspection at the C & G facility indicated that
the said consignment of fish was being stored
under unhygienic conditions, a release by John
Odame-Darkwah, Ag Deputy Chief Executive (Food)
According to the release, “it was also detected
that C & G indulges in the repackaging of
unwholesome fish for placement on the market”.
These actions of C & G Company Ltd. contravene
sections 7 and 8 (1) of the Food and Drugs Law,
PNDC Law 305B, it said.
Section 7 of the Food and Drugs law stipulates:
“Any person who sells, prepares, packages,
conveys, stores or displays for sale any food
under insanitary conditions commits an offence.
“Section 8(1): “Any person who (a) sells, or
offers or exposes for sale, or has in his
possession for sale or (b) deposits with or
consigns to any person for the purpose of sale,
any food intended for, but unfit for human
consumption commits an offence.”
The Food and Drugs Board has confiscated the
consignment of unwholesome fish for safe disposal,
to protect public health and safety.
“Importers of frozen animal products should note
that proper and constant maintenance of the cold
chain, as well as hygiene during storage and /or
transportation of their frozen products are basic
requirements to guarantee product wholesomeness,”
the statement noted.
The Food and Drugs Board promised to continue its
monitoring of the operations of all Bulk Cold
Storage Facilities to ensure that they adhere
strictly to Good Cold Storage Practices.
The Board also assured the public that it would
continue to do all to protect public health and
“Information from the general public on persons
suspected to be in any practice with the potential
of endangering public health and safety with
respect to FDB’s mandate is most welcomed through
any of the following contact numbers; 0244337235,
0244337243 or 0244337247.”
Source - MyjoyOnline
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