FDA suspends Yellow Sisi waakye joint at Oyibi that killed one person

The Food and Drugs Authority has suspended the Yellow Sisi Waakye joint at Oyibi which led to the death of one person and left over 40 hospitalized.

Food and Drugs Authority

The FDA, its environmental assessment of food preparation revealed that unhygienic practices and food handling could have resulted in the contamination of the food, leading to the foodborne disease outbreak.

The FDA said in line with the Food Safety Emergency Response Plan, a joint investigation with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) commenced immediately after the incident came to their attention.

“Investigations revealed that a total of fifty-three (53) people experienced symptoms of the foodborne disease after consuming waakye or plain rice and tomato stew from a food vendor called Yellow Sisi located at Bush Canteen, a suburb of Oyibi. So far one (1) person has been reported dead, but the exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed.”

In a statement, the FDA halts services of Yellow Sisi waakye until measures are aligned ensuring their activities are brought into compliance to avoid future occurrences.


“The FDA has suspended the operations of Yellow Sisi until measures have been put in place to ensure that their activities are brought into compliance to prevent future occurrence.”

The FDA said it launched its Street Food Vending Scheme in November 2021, in conjunction with the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies.

The Scheme, which was developed under the FAO Healthy Street Food Incentive Project, aims at issuing compliant vendors with a Street Food Vending Permit. Consumers must therefore insist on seeing these permits in their favorite eateries before patronizing their services. We strongly urge street food vendors to apply for the Permit.


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