The Burkinabe authorities warn of the unwholesome Chinese green tea on the market, according to the Ministry of National Security.
A letter signed by the National Security Minister, Alber Kan Dapaah, to the Ministry of Health states “the Burkinabe Chamber of Commerce on 19th February 2021 warned the public against the consumption of Chinese green tea labeled ‘Achoura’.”
The letter further states that the Chamber revealed the product contains a pesticide residue and as a result, recommends the removal of the products from the market to protect consumers.
The Chinese Green Tea commonly called “Ataya” is consumed in most west African countries of which Ghana is not an exception. In Ghana, it is mostly consumed in the northern parts of the country and the Zongo communities.
This letter doesn’t warn the consumption of Ataya but specifically warns about the brand Achoura which is one of many brands of the Green Tea in the market.
Read the letter below: