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FDA educate victims of Akosombo Dam spillage on safe food handling to prevent foodborne illnesses

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has visited victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage and educated them on some safe food handling practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.


According to the FDA, during floods, there are high potential for increased food safety risk.

To address this concern, the FDA has visited the safe havens in Ada and walked the flood affected victims through some methods of safe handling of foods.


The recent spillage of the Akosombo Dam has affected several Ghanaian communities in the Volta and Greater Accra regions.

According to the FDA, floods can have a significant impact on people's lives, including their food choices and food handling practices.


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it is deeply concerned about the flood victims and thus the visit likewise education.

The FDA added that it aims to create awareness of the increased food safety risks during floods and encourage safe food handling to prevent foodborne illnesses.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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