The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has sounded a cautionary note to Ghanaians ahead of the Charismas festival, advising the public to steer clear of meat from sick animals.
Speaking to the Director of Food Industrial Support Services at the FDA, Mr. Ebenezer Kofi Essel, he emphasized the potential negative impact on health associated with the consumption of such meat.
Mr. Essel stated that eating meat from sick animals poses a significant risk to consumers.
According to him, contaminated meat can harbor harmful pathogens and toxins that may lead to various health issues, ranging from foodborne illnesses to more severe conditions.
In addition to health concerns, the FDA director highlighted the need to abandon the practice of using car tires to burn animals before consumption.
Source: Ahenkanfmonline.com / 93.3 FM