After exhausting all the necessary screenings and consultations with stakeholders, the Food Safety and Quality Authority, is pleased to inform the General Public that it has successfully disposed off the confiscated eggs that were found to be unfit and unsafe for human consumption on Thursday, 5th July, 2018, at an identified location by the National Environment Agency.
The 640 boxes of eggs were offloaded from a truck and lodged into a pit in what was a well coordinated exercise with the National Environment Agency (NEA), who allocated the area; it was also witnessed by a representative of the Brikama Area Council (BAC).
A Caterpillar was to crush and bury the eggs before officials on site, would then lay the final touches, to ensure that; the area is rid off unwarranted human and animal activities; they also ensured that; the exercise does not have any impact on the environment.
As the public might recall; the eggs were confiscated following a tip off from a concerned Gambian. The eggs were found to be unfit for human consumption and so designation for destruction.
FSQA would like to reassure the public that; it is keeping an eye on all incoming and already available foods in the country especially eggs; and that all eggs that are being sold in markets are wholesome.
We shall remain vigilant over this any other food issue to ensure improved service deliveries in the country.
FSQA can be contacted on 4466797 or on Facebook: The Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, yet you can visit us at our main office in Kotu East for more information.