January 30, 2023

Suspected Food Poisoning: Yellow Sisi Food Joint Suspended

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has suspended operations of the popular waakye joint at Oyibe where suspected food poisoning has claimed the life of one.

Investigations suggest that the food joint operated under poor food handling practice.

Per a statement by the FDA, the alleged food poisoning could have been caused by this.

A suspected food poisoning at the food joint was reported in the media last week.

The FDA received notification through its Food Safety Alert System on Sunday, January 22, 2023.


It said a joint investigation by Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed 53 persons had been affected by the alleged food poisoning with one reported death following the consumption of waakye or plain rice and tomato stew from the food vendor.

“Environmental assessment of the food preparation site located at Malejor and the three vending sites at Bush Canteen, Prison Joint and Sharp Curve Joint revealed poor food handling practices which could have resulted in the contamination of the food, leading to the foodborne disease outbreak.”

Following this, the Authority said it has suspended the operation of the food vendor till it ensures that its activities are brought into compliance to prevent future occurrences.

Meanwhile, the FDA has directed the public to look out for a Street Food Vending Permit before patronising food on the streets.

Street food vendors have also been directed to apply for the permit.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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