9140071989295_8223096526590After discovering oil samples picked from ten markets in the Greater Accra Region contained highly dangerous textile dye which causes cancer, the FDA in a statement said it randomly sampled 50 palm oil. “The results showed that 98% of the palm oil tested positive to Sudan IV dye. Following up, the FDA on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 in collaboration with the Narcotics Division of the Ghana Police Service apprehended some dealers suspected to be involved in this practice and confiscated the products, which were also analysed and found to contain Sudan III and Sudan IV dyes, leading to the arrest of 22 market women and a driver.” The markets are: Mallam market, MallamAtta market, Dome market, Dansoman market, Agbogbloshie market, Kaneshie market, Tema community 1 market, Ashaiman market, Madina market and Makola No.2 market. Head of Food Safety Management Department at the FDA, Maria Johnson insisted people should not buy or consume palm oil on the Ghanaian market, until FDA completely clears the market.

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