The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has warned against the consumption of palm oil sold in some markets across the country. The FDA in a statement said it randomly took 50 palm oil samples.
“The results showed that 98% of the palm oil tested positive for Sudan IV dye. Following up, the FDA on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 in collaboration with the Narcotics Division of the Ghana Police Service apprehended some dealers suspected to be involved in this practice and confiscated the products, which were also analyzed and found to contain Sudan III and Sudan IV dyes, leading to the arrest of 22 market women and a driver.”
The markets are: Mallam market, MallamAtta market, Dome market, Dansoman market, Agbogbloshie market, Kaneshie market, Tema community 1 market, Ashaiman market, Madina market and Makola No.2 market.
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