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How Embalming Fluid Is Used To Fatten ‘Kpomo’- Expert

Posted: Aug 30, 2016 at 5:46 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Awele Ogbogu

Animal hide popularly known as kpomo which is widely consumed in the country now pose serious health hazards to consumers as they are being fattened with embalming fluid used to preserve dead bodies.

Giving details of the sinister practice by sellers of the product, Mr. Ade Ogle, CEO of Almondeagle Limited, said “some of them have confessed that they inject kpomo with the embalming fluid after which they are soaked in water for a period of time to make them grow bigger in size.”

He warned consumers to be weary of such sizes of the product as they could have passed through similar treatment while calling on heath officials to carry out greater inspection of markets so as to detect such unwholesome products.