Food Safety authorities seized truck loaded with rotten eggs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Authorities from the Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia (FSQAG) on Friday seized a truck loaded with 640 cartons of rotten eggs, in what is believed to be the biggest food seizure in a single operation this year.

According to information posted on the authority’s Facebook account, the information came as a tip-off from a ‘concerned citizen’ upon which they acted accordingly.

However, the three officials from the Food Safety and Quality Authority, who are familiar with the matter disclosed that the matter was under investigation, while reminding all that food safety is everyone’s concern.

The authority in its Facebook page advised people especially egg consumers to be mindful of where they buy eggs, noting that fruits and vegetables must be supplied fresh and healthy.

It further advised consumers to make sure that any food products that they intend to buy must bear clear and readable labeling (mostly in English), and also customer must pay attention to production and expiry dates.

According to Food Safety and Quality Authority, perishable foods such as meat and fish products must be bought fresh or in their temperatures at the time of buying, warning that physical hazards, such as dead insects, dust and stones must be looked at before buying any cereal in the market.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara