Speaking to reporters the head of hazardous foodstuffs at ZFDA Aisha Suleiman said the goods were inspected and found to be unfit for human consumption. She said goods impounded were in different areas.
She mentioned some of the destroyed goods included 105 tonnes of rice imported by Ahmed Khelef company, 24 tonnes of tea leaves from ZAPETA, one tonne of various goods of sweets and two tonnes of tinned soft drinks from one Ahmed Salim.
She explained that all goods entering the country must follow proper import procedures including inspection by ZFDA officials to ensure they are fit for human consumption.
ZFDA ag drugs and cosmetics director Nassir Buheti said the destroyed cosmetics were found to be unfit for human use and that they entered the country illegally.
On his part a businessman Ibrahim Omar Awesu from Ahmed Khelef Company said they bought the rice when it was in good condition but went bad in transit because of the delay by the transporter.
He urged ZFDA to make early inspections of imported foodstuffs and freight companies to transport the goods in time to avoid loss.