Ghanaian authorities caution public on beef product from Zambia

market1The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Monday cautioned the public against the importation, sale and distribution of a beef product, ZAMBEEF, from Zambia.

According to the FDA, the product has been found to contain high concentrations of Aldehydes, a chemical used to embalm dead bodies and is highly dangerous to human health and can cause organ cancer in humans.

A statement signed by the Chief Executive of the FDA, Dr Stephen K. Opuni, and copied to the GNA said the imported beef product was being produced by Zambeef Products Plc, a fully integrated Agric-business operating in Zambia, Nigeria and Ghana.

It said investigations conducted so far, according to the FDA, indicated that the product has not yet been imported into Ghana, but however cautioned the general public against the importation, sale and distribution of beef products of Zambeef Plc.”

The FDA called on the public to make available to the FDA, information on persons in any practice possible of endangering public health and safety.

Source: GNA

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