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Karamoja food poison results call for more investigations

By Brenda Nakayiwa

Added 29th May 2019 01:27 PM

According to the statement signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, all samples tested were free of heavy metals and pesticides.

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Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng. Photo/File

According to the statement signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, all samples tested were free of heavy metals and pesticides.

HEALTH|INVESTIGATIONS

KAMPALA - Following the food poisoning that left 269 people sick and four dead in Karamoja in March 2019, the Government of Uganda carried out a number of investigations on the food and the patients who were involved.

Extensive laboratory tests were carried out on the food samples and patient specimens at the UNBS, Government Analytical Laboratory (Wandegeya), MoH Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL), and Intertek Testing Services in Mombasa and separately in Johannesburg.

According to the statement signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, all samples tested were free of heavy metals and pesticides.

"More tests are still being conducted by the Food and Drug Authority of USA and findings will be released as soon as they received," reads part of the statement.

Bellow is the full statement:

 

 

 

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