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General News of Saturday, 28 April 2018


We are investigating alleged plastic fish on market - FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is investigating a viral video circulating on social media, suggesting that there is infiltration of plastic fish on Ghanaian markets, a statement has indicated.

The statement said: “The FDA had earlier received similar complaints of some fish after which investigations conducted indicated that they were genuine fish and NOT PLASTIC.

“The ‘plastic nature’ of the said investigated fish is noted to be a characteristic of the fish,” the FDA explained the earlier claim.

The public was also cautioned against the circulation of wild allegations that may create fear and panic.

“The FDA however wishes to advise the general public to always verify with the FDA before going ahead to (re)circulate such information since many of such information have turned out to be false after investigation; they rather create public fear and panic.

“The general public can always forward their concerns with respect to FDA’s mandate through the following numbers and social media platforms: HOTLINES :— 0299802932, 0299802933 WHATSAPP: – 0206973065 TOLL FREE NUMBER:- 08001511000 SMS SHORTCODE: – 4015 FACEBOOK: – Food and Drugs Authority-GH,” the statement concluded.