The Cassava Growers Association, Cross River State Chapter has warned consumers to be warry of Garri produce from Ugep, Cross River State.
Chairman of the Association, Augustine Oqua warned that it consumption may risk and endanger many lives as producers engages in sharp practices.
Garri, a by-product of cassava is considered too dangerous for consumption and poisonous as it contains cyanide when not processed properly.
In an interview, Oqua explained that those who process the cassava in Ugep, a town in Yakurr LGA of the state, are always in haste to make money and do not allow the plant to properly ferment when immersed in water.
He said his Association is embarking on a sensitisation tour to the Ugep cassava farmers and processors to caution them about the inherent dangers.