Authorities in Ghana have taken the difficulty of meals security very calmly, a lecturer on the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Expertise (KNUST), Dr. Herman Lutterodt, has stated.
He was commenting on the meals poisoning state of affairs on the Marwako restaurant, whereas talking on the First Tackle 3FM Friday Could 13.
He stated “Now we have taken the difficulty of meals security very calmly on this nation. Now we have to be proactive to curb this menace.”
In the meantime, 55 victims of suspected meals poisoning at Marwako Eating places have been recognized and are being handled at varied well being amenities in elements of Accra.
The determine, in response to the administration, was as of Thursday, Could 12, 2022.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) Alhaji Mohammed Amen Lamptey stated the determine might be extra as a result of three groups have been dispatched to search for such victims.
4 branches of the meals firm Marwako have been shut down by the Meals and Medicine Authority (FDA) over allegations of meals poisoning.
The branches are Abelemkpe, East Legon, Spintex Street and La.
The Social media was full with stories of people that have been hospitalized at varied hospitals in Accra after consuming meals from Mawarko.
The state of affairs prompted the FDA to maneuver in and shut these branches.
Chatting with the difficulty on 3FM’s Dawn on Friday hosted by Alfred Ocansey, Alhaji Ameen Lamptey, stated “as at yesterday, we had gotten about 53 victims and so they had been members of the family”.
“Final night time, I had a name from some people who find themselves additionally victims and with this, the quantity might be extra”.
Alhaji Lamptey stated “we have now requested them to come back for medical remedies and Marwako is footing the payments”.
Alhaji Lamptey stated regardless that investigations are ongoing within the suspected meals poisoning on the East Legon Department, it suspects the trigger might be water contamination within the space.
“Inside investigation began on Monday. Lots of people that we spoke to provide us the kind of meals that they purchased however we have now not likely come out with our findings now”.
He defined that “we try to scrutinize them”.
“The investigations are ongoing as a result of the meals that’s bought is quite a few so we’re discovering the reason for this however there’s a downside with the water state of affairs round this jurisdiction”.
Mr. Lamptey stated “some are even saying it [water challenges] might be the reason for this and that’s the reason investigations will show or disprove it”.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana