Where is the FDA report?
● Ghana Food and Drugs Authority
There was news recently of suspected food poisoning “Yellow Sisi” food joint at Oyibi in the Greater Accra Region, along with some conflicting reports about the number of people who died after eating at their favourite location.
Amid the chaos, we were told the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) had started investigating the incident. It has been nearly three weeks since the unfortunate incident occurred but we are yet to hear from the FDA.
If I am not mistaken, I believe three weeks is long enough for the Authority to inform the public on whatever could have been the cause of the ‘food poisoning’. The report will not only reduce public speculations but will serve as a guide for other food vendors and the general public.
I believe some people, till date, are hesitant in patronising food sold at public places as they do not know where else there could be another “food poisoning.”
Recently, I saw some FDA officials posting stickers at some food joints as a form of “approval” for vendors that it was safe to patronise. But that alone is not enough as a mere sticker does not guarantee overall food safety.
I wish to remind the FDA to speed up investigation into the “Yellow Sisi” incident and come out with clear regulations on what precautions food vendors and the public must take. We are all interested in the findings and they must produce it as quickly as possible.
George Obeng Osei, Oyibi.