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Lagos warns residents of ‘poisonous’ plantain chips

Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has warned residents particularly consumers of fried plantains popularly known as “Plantain Chips” over the unwholesome practices in the processing and frying of the plantain for sale

Lagos warns residents of ‘poisonous’ plantain chips

This warning is coming on the heels of viral online picture posted by an eye witness showing a “plantain chips” seller allegedly adding Polythene known as “Rubber” into the hot vegetable oil used for frying the plantain.

A statement issued by the agency expressed deep concern about the health implications this may have on consumers.

It said: “The Agency is presently investigating this discovery and will take appropriate actions to protect consumers and hold accountable those responsible for the dangerous practice.

“Meanwhile, members of the public are urged to assist in calling the attention of appropriate government agencies including LASCOPA to all unfriendly and unlawful practices among sellers of consumable items that can put the health of consumers at risk.

“LASCOPA is located at No 2B, Soji Adepegba Close off Allen Avenue Ikeja with Annex offices situated within Badagry Local Government Secretariat, Bariga LCDA, Ikorodu Local Government and Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA.

“The Agency can also be contacted via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or through the following phone numbers: 08124993885, 09064323154, and 08092509777.”

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