Lagos alerts residents to poisonous plantain chips in circulation

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The Lagos State Government has warned consumers about poisonous fried plantains, also known as “Plantain Chips,” and urged them to be cautious.

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), in a statement, stated that the advice was necessary given the viral online picture posted by an eyewitness showing a “plantain chips” seller allegedly.

LASCOPA disclosed that polythene, known as “rubber,” is added to the hot vegetable oil used for frying the plantains, urging all consumers to exercise caution and be vigilant about where they purchase their plantain chips in order not to ignorantly expose themselves to any harmful substances or preventable food poisoning.

The agency added that it is currently investigating this discovery and will take appropriate actions to protect consumers and hold those responsible accountable.

Meanwhile, the agency urged members of the public 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.”

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