Monday, 23 November 2015

Lagos residents warned about poisonous frozen food in circulation

Lagos State Government is ringing the alarm on account of some contaminated frozen foods that were exhumed and currently in circulation for sale to unsuspecting buyers.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suara, said the imported contaminated poultry produce were seized and destroyed by men of the Nigeria Customs Service in Badagry but some individuals exhumed them with the intent to sell same to unsuspecting consumers.

He noted that these exhumed poultry produce are poisonous and could lead to death if consumed.

According to him, the imported poultry produce is preserved with chemicals like formalin which is poisonous, adding that it can lead to slow death without the knowledge of the consumer. Suarau also said that these produce aside being poisonous are not as nutritious as freshly processed poultry meat because imported poultry meat have been preserved for months and years with dangerous substances.

His words: “We are much more concerned about the implications of consuming unwholesome poultry produce; we cannot toil with the lives of over 21million Lagosians, and that is why as part of our proactive measures the ministry will liaise with all its field officers to pass the information across the state”.

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