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Veterinary Service under MOFA to destroy one of four containers of unwholesome poultry products Today

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A container reported to be containing poultry products contaminated with salmonella bacteria is being kept at the State warehouse to be destroyed today.

The container is part of four containers of unwholesome poultry products, belonging to Perez Frozen Foods and Perfect God Enterprise, which were imported into the country.

The content of the other three containers are however already on the market.

Speaking to Radio Ghana in Tema, the Director of Veterinary Services Department at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Kwabena Asiedu-Baah, said they received an alert from the Brazilian Embassy about the contaminated poultry and made a report to Officers at the Ports.

He indicated that though the Port Authorities confirmed the importation of the said cargoes, the importers had already cleared them and were in their possession.

Dr.Asiedu-Baah said a further search to the respective companies revealed that three of the containers contaminated with salmonella bacteria were already on the market.

Dr. Asiedu-Baah said it is unfortunate that the veterinary services are not included in the inspection of animal products imported into the country, though they have the expertise to check all such products before they are allowed into the country.

He said consuming the infested gizzards could have dire consequences on human health, especially children and older persons above 60 years.

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