Food Authority found 80 canned fish containing worms

Some canned fish sold in a supermarket in Jayapura City – Jubi / Sindung Sukoco

Jayapura, Jubi – Eighty canned fish from a variety of brands sold in some retail stores in Jayapura City were found containing worms by the Regional Agency of Drugs and Food Control of Jayapura Municipality, stated the Section Head of the Food Inspection of the Regional Agency of Drugs and Food Control of Jayapura Municipality, Haristryawati Handayani, in Jayapura.

“It is still part of our monitoring, about twenty retailers and eighty canned fish were already secured,” she said on Thursday (3/4/2018).

She admitted the agency overwhelmed in responding many invitations from some local governments who expected the agency came to check the sales of 27 worms-containing products as released in the list issued by the agency.

In separate time, the Warehouse Chief of SAGA Abepura Supermarket, Imanuel, claimed they withdrew these suspect contaminated canned fish and returned it to the distributors once the news was disseminated.

“SAGA Mall already withdrew all of those and returned them to the distributors. About 17 cartons, especially from the brands of Kingfisher Mackerel, ABC Mackerel and Ayam Jago, were returned to suppliers,” he said. (*)

 


Reporter: Sindung Sukoco

Editor: Pipit Maizier