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"Desist From Consuming Fish Washed Ashore To Avoid Potential Health Risk" - FDA Warns Public

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned the general public to desist from consuming fish washed ashore in view of potential risk to health and safety.

According to the Authority, it is collaborating 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, 2 April 2021.

In a statement signed by its Head of Communications, Rhoda E. Appiah, it said "Meanwhile, to prevent the washed-ashore fish from entering into the food chain, FDA inspection teams have been dispatched to fish markets including the Osu Mandela market in the Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly. Our Western Regional Office has reported of sightings of dolphins washed ashore on some of the beaches and samples have also been taken for laboratory analysis"

The statement further cautioned the public to be guided by the freshness of the eyes and redness of the gills of fish that they seek to purchase.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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