The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit (EHSU) of the Sene West District Assembly (SWDA) in collaboration with the sanitation guards of Zoomlion Ghana Limited carried out markets and stores inspections in the district whereby expired food products worth approximately five thousand Ghana Cedis were seized and disposed of sanitarily. The exercise was carried out in the third quarter 2021.
According to Mr. Godwin Kwabena Amponsah, the District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO) of the Sene West District Assembly, his officers carried out the inspection in four major communities in the district namely Bantama, Kwame Danso, Lemu and Kyeamekrom.
The DEHO who doubled as the team leader cautioned all the retailers and wholesalers of food products in the district to ensure that only wholesome food products are sold to the general public. He said, “it is your obligation as retailers and wholesalers to ensure that all food products offered for sale to the public are safe and not dented and are wholesome for both human beings and animals’ consumption”.
Mr. Amponsah further added that it is unlawful to sell expired food products to the public and any person who would be caught next time offering for the sale any expired food products to the public would be arrested and allowed to face the full rigor of the laws of the republic.
The DEHO in his final remarks stated that any expired food product is dangerous and harmful to be consumed and advised that everyone must pay close attention to expiration dates on all food products and also report to the EHSU any expired food products detected for being displayed or offered for sale by retailers or wholesalers in the district to the general public.