Don’t consume washed-ashore fish due to potential health risk – FDA warns

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the general public not to consume the washed-ashore fish due to the potential health risks. The FDA mentioned in a statement dated 5th April,2021 that samples have been taken and there are ongoing laboratory tests to ascertain the cause of the death of the fishes. Meanwhile, FDA inspection teams have been dispatched to various fish markets where these washed-ashore fishes were found including Osu Mandela market in the Korley klottey municipality. These inspection teams are to make sure that these fishes do not enter the fish markets. “The washed-ashore fishes typically shows signs of popped out and unclear eyes, dull coloration of gills, bloating around the abdominal areas and/or possible oozing of foul scented fluids.” it stated. Therefore the general public should look out for these signs before buying or eating any fish.
By: Shirlin Blankson McCarthy/Allgatemedia

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