Ministry shuts down iIlegal juice factory in Calabar 

June 26, 2021
18 Views

Click here!

Ministry shuts down iIlegal juice factory in Calabar 

Posted by News Express | 25 June 2021 | 81 times

Gmail icon


•Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade

A team of health inspectors tagged the Food Safety Taskforce led by the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu busted an illegal juice manufactory gang noted for also producing fake medicine.

Promoting Safety, Dr. Edu, who was appalled by the environment where the drinks are produced, decried the level of wickedness and extent people go to make money.

According to her, the exercise was in line with “the determination of Governor Ben Ayade’s administration to end quackery in health sector and promote food safety. As a ministry, our focus is in the wellbeing of our people starting from what they consume as food and medicines.”She said.

“Tthe team actually shut down an operation today, where the man produces Zobo juice in his backyard and in unhygienic conditions. We got reliable information that the man has been in this illegal business for years and we decided to take him by surprise and what we discovered is terrible.

“It is so unfortunate that people could be this wicked and mean to their own fellow man. You can imagine the environment where the said Zobo juice is being prepared for public consumption. The so called fermented ginger, which he claims adds spice to the Zobo drink is always left open with flies perching on it. 

“These types of illegalities results in disease outbreaks such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera. As a government, we will not allow this to happen as such whoever is caught will be made to face the full weight of the law just like this man here today,” she stated.

She ordered that the illegal factory be shut down, equipment confiscated and the suspect handed over to the police for prosecution.

Public Support

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr. David Ushie urged Nigerians to speak up against illegalities that could cause severe disease outbreak.Ushie appealed to the people to support the efforts of the government in saving lives by reporting anyone or group of persons found illegally producing fake products to the relevant authorities.

“We are appealing to our people not to condone any illegalities by reporting operators of fake and contaminated food factories to the Ministry of Health and even the Police so legal actions can be taken on such a person,” he urged.

Source: News Express


Readers Comments

No comments yet. Be the first to post comment.


You may also like…

You may be interested

News

Alleged money laundering: Abba Kyari risks 20 years imprisonment

admin - July 30, 2021

Alleged money laundering: Abba Kyari risks 20 years imprisonment Posted by News Express | 30 July 2021 | 781 times…

    Following detailed investigation and careful analysis of the highly-successful 2021 UTME, and with due…
News
News

    Following detailed investigation and careful analysis of the highly-successful 2021 UTME, and with due…

admin - July 30, 2021

Mop-Up UTME Holds Friday, 6th August, 2021 — JAMB Posted by News Express | 30 July 2021 | 223 times…

Muslim group seeks compensation for families of deceased Oyo lawyers
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

Muslim group seeks compensation for families of deceased Oyo lawyers

admin - July 30, 2021

THE Political Awareness Group (PAG) has called on the Oyo State government to immortalise three Muslim lawyers who were selected…

Leave a Comment