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Selling unsafe fish in Asmara by private plants needs to be stopped: Report

The Eritrean Marine Products Company urged the rules and regulations body in the Central region to take urgent action against some private plants in Asmara engaged in reckless selling of fish which poses threat to public health.
Asmara, 17 January 2011 – The Eritrean Marine Products Company urged the rules and regulations body in the Central region to take urgent action against some private plants in Asmara engaged in reckless selling of fish which poses threat to public health.

The manager of the company, Mr. Temesgen Hagos, explained that unsafe fish products are being supplied to the market on the part of some private plants, and that the fish is not only being sold at high price but also of  dire consequence to public health. In this respect, he urged the public to refrain from buying such fish product and the concerned owners of the private plants to desist from such practice.

Mr. Temesgen went on to say that the fish product being sold in various supermarkets at high price is not known where from it came,  and that its preservation is an issue of serious concern. In this connection, he called on the public in general and the pertinent body in particular to enhance collaboration in putting an end to such incidence.

He stated that the Company distributes fish products to the fish centers, and that the fish being sold by private plants to the public is out of the Company’s authority.

Reports indicated that the cause of the problem is the prevailing  weak supervision on the part of the rules and regulations body in the region.

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