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ARTICLES

  • FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS KILL 230,000 PEOPLE ANNUALLY: PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.
    Rodney (CEO, FWFG)

    A 2015 WHO report also indicates that diarrhoeal diseases caused 550 million people to fall ill and 230,000 deaths annually; African and South-East Asia Regions had the highest incidence and death rates, including children under the age of 5 years.

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  • RICE MADE FROM PLASTIC: REAL OR MYTH?
    Rodney (CEO, FWFG)

    Rice made from plastic has recently been reported in the media, to be imported and consumed in Ghana. These 'plastic/rubber rice' are usually alleged to be manufactured in Vietnam and/or China. However, such reports have not been substantiated; at least not yet. Some food safety experts and sections of the Ghanaian populace have therefore regarded such reports as misleading, unproven and usually creating unnecessary public fear and panic.

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  • POISONOUS SUBSTANCES (MYCOTOXINS) IN FOODS;
    A SILENT KILLER IN GHANA.
    Rodney (CEO, FWFG)

    In 2004, 125 people died and nearly 200 others were treated after eating mycotoxins-contaminated maize in Kenya. Smaller outbreaks occurred in 2005 and again in 2006 in Kenya, with another 53 fatalities. In the 1980s, kwashiorkor children in Sudan showed highest frequency of mycotoxin (aflatoxin) in their serum.

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