Some contaminated gizzards imported from Brazil have hit Ghana’s market and are already in circulation.
The news became very public after some officials of two food importing companies were investigated by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
They were said to have imported a four-footer containers of salmonella infested gizzard into Ghana.
Even though one of the containers has been impound, the BNI officials have disclosed that the other three have been cleared, Ghanaweb.com confirmed.
The containers were marked as contaminated were imported from Brazil in 2019.
Officials of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) say they moved in to impound the containers at the Tema Port, after receiving a tip-off from Brazilian authorities about the infested gizzard.
The importers, however, were able to clear three of the containers ahead of the officials and have succeeded in getting the products into the market.
“Out of the four containers three have been cleared and we did a traceback and found out that indeed the importers have taken out three containers and sold the unwholesome products to the general public,” Dr. Asiedu Baah told Joy News’.
Officials say the companies imported the products without import permits and veterinary health certificates.
The last of the containers which were impounded is scheduled to be destroyed on Monday, February 17, 2020.
Let’s hope they are quickly brought to the book.