Health experts say the aromatic adehydes discovered in Zambeef beef is used to embalm dead bodies and can cause organ cancers like cancer of the blood in human. And the Competition and Consumer Protection commission says it is aware about Zambeef’s imported products been under scrutiny.
According to an analysis to the Minstry of health’s food and control laboratory conducted in Lusaka last week, aromatic Aldehyde was detected in all the samples
The health experts told journalists yesterday that Aromatica Adehydes which they compare to Benzene or jet fuel are powerful preservatives chemicals that are dangerous for human beings as they cause diseases such as leukamia. fThese are mainly ised for embalming dead bodies, for example if someone dies here in Zambia and they come from UK, in order for the body to reach the Uk fresh, we inject the Aromatica Aldehyde in the veins” Said the health experts.