The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has cautioned the consumers of tilapia to be careful in their consumption of the fish following the destruction of about 18 kilograms of unwholesome tilapia at Asutsuare in the Greater Accra region.
In an interview with Accra-based Starr FM, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NADMO George Ayisi said they are conducting market rounds to ensure that none of the fish is on sale in shops and stalls.
He said a District Security Council meeting is ongoing to decide on the next line of action.
“We should be worried. But it doesn’t mean we should desist totally from taking tilapia. We just ought to be cautious when we want to. That’s the advice I will give,” he stated.
Several tons of the fish began to die early this week, sparking fears of poisoning among residents who contacted NADMO and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for assistance.
Officials of the two organizations subsequently moved in, seizing the contaminated produce, destroying them to avoid human consumption.
Reports indicate that the shoals of fish belongs to a Chinese-owned fish farming company – Fujian Farm – and were allegedly brought into the country from China.