The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has alerted residents to alleged unhealthy methods of frying plantain chips intended for retail sale for public consumption.
The agency issued the warning in a statement on Wednesday following a recent image posted online purportedly showing a vendor of plantain chips mixing polythene, or rubber, into the heated vegetable oil used to fry the plantains.
“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,” it said.
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 following phone numbers can be used to reach the Agency:
08124993885, 09064323154, and 08092509777.
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.