The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned the public not to consume a whale carcass that washed up on the shores of Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
To address the safety concerns, the Authority is working with agencies through the National Food Safety Emergency Response Plan (FoSERP).
According to the FDA, the situation has been brought under control and is being monitored to prevent people from gaining access to the carcass while plans are being made to dispose of the carcass safely.
“The public is advised to avoid such washed-ashore fishes because one may not know the cause of death, which may have an effect on health,” the FDA stated in a public alert notice.
If the public comes across such an incident, it is advised to contact the FDA or any of the Food Safety Emergency Response partners (i.e., Fisheries and Aquaculture, Local Government and Rural Development, National Security, Customs Division, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Department (PPRSD), Veterinary Services Department, Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Ghana Armed Forces, and Ghana Health Services (GHS).
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