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Accra, Oct. 28, GNA - The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Thursday destroyed 1,000 bags of unwholesome rice at the Saba landfill site at Weija in Accra, and cautioned the public to be careful about what they consume.

Another consignment of 1,000 bags would also be destroyed soon, Mr James Lartey, Head of Public Affairs at FDB told the Ghana News Agency in Accra.According to Mr Lartey, the rice was seized and destroyed because it contained stones, animal droppings and wood chippings which he said were not healthy for human consumption.

The unwholesome rice, he said, was seized upon a tip off that some people were re-bagging the rice at Gicel Estates at Weija in Accra for re-sale.

He said with the help of some BNI officials the people were caught red handed but upon interrogation, they said they were re-bagging the rice for animal consumption.


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Courtesy: GhanaNews

Date: 28th October 2010