The Osun State Government has warned on caterers and food vendors in the state to stop the dangerous act of using paracetamol to tenderise meat and also the use of ‘hypo’ for cassava processing to induce ‘whiteness of fufu and gaari.’
The warning was issued in Osogbo at a joint news conference addressed by the Special Adviser on Public Health, Siji Olamiju and the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode on the harmful effects of the harmful effects on vital organs of the body such as the liver, kidneys, heart and the small intestines.
Olamiju revealed that the dangerous trend in public health was recently uncovered by the state public health surveillance volunteers who were assigned to visit primary health centres across the state.
Describing the act as criminal and one borne of deadly ignorance, Olamiju admonished the perpetrators to desist from this act as it portends great danger to the health of the consumers in the state.
The Adviser alerted that ‘hypo’, which is a bleaching agent meant for laundry ought not to even get in contact with the skin least of all the alimentary system