FG Destroys 15 Containers Of Spoilt Frozen Fish In Lagos

frozen fishThe Federal Department of Fisheries (FDF) has destroyed 15 containers of unwholesome frozen fish in Lagos.

The consignment, which was destroyed at the weekend, allegedly belong to a company known as Food Solution Nigeria Limited.

The containers were evacuated by officials of the FDF from Sifax Off-Dock Terminal at Trinity, on Oshodi/Apapa Expressway, to prevent the unwholesome frozen fish from getting to the market.

According to the FDF’s Deputy Director, Mrs. Olabisi Adepegba, a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which brought the containers into the country, would pay for the cost of destruction.

She said of the company’s frozen fish-filled containers, 15 were laden with spoilt fish.

The evacuated containers were taken to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority’s dumpsite at Epe, where the products were destroyed.

A certificate of destruction was also issued to the MSC and a copy to the FDF for record purposes.

Mrs. Adepegba said the task of clearing and destroying the containers took some time because those involved were reluctant to bear the cost of evacuating and destroying the products.

She stated that the FDF had a mandate to protect the public and prevent unwholesome fish from getting to the market.

The General Manager, Sifax Off-dock, Oliver Omajuwa, said the consignment came in a batch of 43 containers, of which 15 were condemned and 28 had been taken delivery of and certified for consumption by the FDF.