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Regional News of Thursday, 26 September 2019


FDA takes sample of alleged ‘pig feed’ bread for testing

The alleged 'pig feed' bread The alleged 'pig feed' bread

The Eastern Regional branch of Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has begun investigation into allegation leveled against a 52-year-old woman for allegedly baking wheat bread with pig feed at Obomeng in the Kwahu South District.

According to the District Environmental Officer, Welbeck Didza, the FDA on Wednesday took a sample of the said dough for forensic testing.

Information gathered by Agoo Fm news indicates that, the FDA after taken sample from the police also visited the wholesaler implicated in the matter at Nkawkaw where the suspect usually buys her goods from.

Akosua Dwamena was arrested on Saturday 21st September 2019, for allegedly using Pig feed to bake wheat bread. The suspect has been supplying bread to some schools and other communities in the enclave for about 25 years.

Meanwhile, Madam Dwamena has denied all the allegations leveled against her insisting she deals in wholesome bread.

According to her, this is a ploy by some neighbours just to bring her down after they allegedly threatened her following some misunderstanding. She was however confident the investigation will prove her innocence.

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