We have taken inventory of meats in anthrax-outbreak areas – FDA


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has taken stock of meat products in all cold stores, abattoirs, restaurants and eateries in the catchment areas of anthrax.

The Authority says this is to ensure that meat that are in stocks before and after the outbreak will not be sold to the public for consumption.

The Upper East Region Director of the FDA, Sabastian Mawuli Hotor, made these revelations in an interview on Onua Maakye on Friday, June 9.

The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council has banned the movement of ruminants following the outbreak of anthrax disease in some districts.

The affected districts are Bawku Municipality, Bawku West, Pusiga, Garu, Tempane and Binduri.

The police are to apprehend or arrest any person or group of persons who flout the directive, while veterinary officers have been directed to commence anthrax vaccination of the categories of ruminants immediately.

“The FDA has gone to places to ensure they are complying with the directives. We have taken stocks of meats in fridges. We have taken stock of inventory in order not to sell them. If we arrest you selling or having sold any meat, we shall let the law take its course,” Mr. Mawuli Hotor warned.

He said “all must adhere to the laws”.

“We have fowls, fish that are not infested with anthrax. They should go for that so that anthrax will not bring problems.”

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana


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