KWAHU WEST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH UNIT CONFISCATES UNWHOLESOME FOOD PRODUCTS
A taskforce led by the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Krampah Joseph, carried out inspections in a number of stores to ascertain the wholesomeness of food items sold to the general public to curb food poisoning. During the operation, the team inspected the medical certificates of food vendors and instructed those without to go for their medical screening.
The health officers confiscated expired, dented, bloated and rusted food products deemed to be unfit for human consumption worth an amount of Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty Sex Ghana Cedis (GHC 2,226.00).
Legal action was taken against the culprits at the magistrate court and an order was given for the destruction of the expired, dented, bloated and rusted food products.
The stakeholders invited to witness the destruction of the confiscated food products were: all six (6) radio stations in the Municipality, Police, Food and Drugs Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, culprits and the Registrar of the Magistrate Court.
The confiscated products were all emptied into a deep pit dug at the back of the Environmental Health Office and were burnt into ashes.