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Ghana – Beware! Unhygienic foods sold on the streets of Accra

October 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Upon several warnings by the Regional Health Directorate, on the confirmed cases of cholera in the Accra metropolis, some hawkers, especially young women, still sell unhygienic foods on the streets of Accra.

It has come to the notice of the Accra File that some sellers have inculcated the habit of selling food, anywhere, especially just under traffic lights, and even from one habitat to the other.

Some of these foods include Jollof rice, plain rice, plantain and stew and waakye.

But before buying these foods, one should ask, do these sellers go through the right hygienic procedures when preparing these foods?

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Nigeria – Scavengers Storm Nafdac Dumpsite for Contaminated Fish

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Fear of an epidemic now looms in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State as some residents of the area have found respite at the dump site of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where tons of contaminated frozen fish were buried last week.

Investigations by Daily Trust revealed that the dump site situated along Sagamu-Ogijo road was besieged by residents shortly after the burial of the frozen items and several cartons were returned for consumption. It was further learnt that some of the desperate residents went as far as storing the contaminated fish and started selling at rock bottom prices to unsuspecting consumers in the area. A radio programme monitored by Daily Trust in Abeokuta confirmed that the frozen fish was made available almost four times lower than the amount for the normal fish price in the market.

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