The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has destroyed 4,500 cartons of unwholesome canned fish that were said to be on transit to Togo, but were diverted onto the Ghanaian market.
The exercise was supervised by the police and officials of the FDA at the Achimota Mile Seven Police Station on Wednesday.
The Head of Communications for the FDA James Lartey said, these unregistered products were imported into the country by Dotsisco Ventures and were subsequently impounded by the Mile 7 District Police following a tip-off by residents of Ofankor, a suburb of Accra.
He said the products were cleared from the port on September 30, and were set to expire in February 2018, according to their labeling.
“We discovered that ‘So Nice mackerel’ and Asahi mackerel were shipped into the country by Dotsisco Ventures, but the documentation covering them indicated that they were on transit to Togo.