FDA dispatches team to markets to prevent sale of washed-ashore fish


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured that an inspection team has been deployed to markets in Accra after some washed-ashore fish were seen at the Osu Castle beach.

According to the FDA, the team is currently monitoring the Osu Mandela market in the Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly.

“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,” the FDA said in a statement.

The authority also assured that it is monitoring other beaches across the country that were also had the washed-ashore fish.

“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”.

Meanwhile over 80 mammals believed to be dolphins were washed ashore at the Axim-Bewire beach in the Nzema East Municipality on Sunday.

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