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‘Contaminated sugar’ sold at markets in Nyala, South Darfur

April 7 - 2015 NYALA
Workers load sacks of sugar onto a lorry at the Kenana Sugar Company's main plant, 270km south of Khartoum (taipeitimes)
Workers load sacks of sugar onto a lorry at the Kenana Sugar Company's main plant, 270km south of Khartoum (taipeitimes)

The Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organisation has warned the residents of the South Darfur capital of Nyala, for contaminated sugar sold at the markets.

A member of the Organisation told Radio Dabanga that a large load of sugar was seized by the authorities in Nyala two months ago, because “it looked different”.

After samples were taken and tested in Khartoum, it was proven that the relatively cheap commodity, used by many Sudanese as an addition to food, is not safe for human consumption.

He explained that the chemical structure of the sugar had changed. “The tests showed that the expired sugar contained carcinogens. The consumption of a small amount of 5 to 7 grams can already lead to cancer.”

“Nevertheless, the Sudanese Sugar Company recently decided to distribute the sugar at the Nyala markets,” he said.


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