FDA has taken inventory of meats in the Anthrax outbreak zones.
Anthrax outbreak: The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) claims to have surveyed all cold storage facilities, slaughterhouses, dining venues, and eateries in anthrax-prone areas for meat products.
According to the Authority, this will prevent the sale of meat for consumption to the general public that was in stock both before and after the outbreak.
These findings were revealed by Sabastian Mawuli Hotor, the FDA’s Upper East Region Director, during an interview with Onua Maakye on Friday, June 9.
After the anthrax epidemic broke out in several districts, the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council prohibited the movement of ruminants.
Bawku Municipality, Bawku West, Pusiga, Garu, Tempane, and Binduri are the districts that are affected.
Any individual or group of individuals who disobey the order must be apprehended or arrested by the police, and veterinary personnel have been ordered to promptly begin immunizing the various types of ruminants against anthrax.
“The FDA has visited locations to make sure they are following the rules. We’ve counted the meats in the refrigerators. In order to avoid selling them, we have taken stock of our inventory.
Mr. Mawuli Hotor issued a warning: “We shall let the law take its course if we arrest you for selling or having sold any meat.
“All must abide by the laws,” he stated.
“We have fish and poultry that are not anthrax-infected. They should do such to prevent problems caused by anthrax.