The Swiss government has issued a warning and a recall of Zomi and Polifuds brands of palm oil.
The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) warned that the colouring substance Scarlet Red (Sudan IV) had been discovered in the palm oil brands.
The banned substance was discovered by FSVO staff in Vaud, Switzerland.
The synthetic substance can metabolize into carcinogenic amines after it has been ingested. Amines are used to make some dyes.
This is just one of several recent warnings and recalls involving palm oil from Ghana. Consumers and users of Palm oil products are being warned to stay away and desist from using these brands.