Surveillance FDA clears Kade palm oil for consumption

Several trucks loaded with palm oil from Kade last Friday dawn voluntarily brought their products to the FDA for testing.

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FDA clears Kade palm oil for consumption

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has given the go ahead for consumption of some quantities of palm oil from Kade, after the tests conducted on them proved they were not adulterated.

The Authority had earlier warned the public against the consumption of palm oil after investigations revealed that they contain highly dangerous textile dye, Sudan IV, which causes cancer.

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The development affected businesses of truck drivers transporting palm oil from Kade to Accra.

Several trucks loaded with palm oil from Kade last Friday dawn, therefore voluntarily brought their products to the FDA for testing.

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Head of communications at the Authority, James Lartey has told that the said trucks with palm oil have since been cleared for sale.

"All of them, we realised they were not containing Sudan IV", he added.

James Lartey further indicated that the Authority is making headway in ensuring that all adulterated palm oil are removed from the market.

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"Gradually, we are clearing the adulterated ones from the market, because some of the analysis we are doing, some of the samples we are getting, when we take into the lab, some of them do not contain Sudan IV."

He added "We are still monitoring the system, taking samples from the market, checking it to be sure whether they are adulterated or not. Our officials still go to Kade. They have even gone there this morning."

The FDA has currently heightened its market surveillance after discovering oil samples picked from ten markets in the Greater Accra Region contained highly dangerous textile dye which causes cancer.

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