Weevil Infested Emerald Rice Hits Town

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…As FDA Moves To Arrest Distributors

Officials of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), the agency tasked to ensure food and drugs safety, says it has step up actions to halt the importation of sub- standards food and beverage products as part of the celebration of the Christmas festivities.

Mr Odame Darkwa, the Head of the Complaints Department of FDA, is urging the general public to be on the lookout for such inferior products during the festive period.

He urged the public to report the existence of these sub- standard products to the Authority for prompt actions to save lives.
Mr Odame Darkwa’s advice came to the fore, when The Herald stumbled upon information that a bag of twenty-five kilos of Emerald branded rice, is selling on the market with other foreign materials in it.

The Herald, can report that, the rice full of weevil is being sold to unsuspecting customers in the Teshie municipality of the Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

According to our sources, a particular shop in the area called, ‘Oforimat”, is the main retailer of the said rice in a suburb of Teshie called School Gono.

The brand of rice, has green as the main colour with a gold strip beneath the brand name Emerald with inscription “Premium Perfume Thai Jasmine Rice.

The importers of the said rice are not readily unknown as of the time of going to press.

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