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9 traders arrested for importing and selling illegal drugs

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The Ashanti Regional Police Drug Law Enforcement Unit, in partnership with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have arrested nine traders for allegedly importing and selling prohibited drugs. Margaret Mensah, 25, alias Akua and Samira Abdul-Kadir, 30, were arrested for importing the drugs while Abubakari Osman, 20, Abubakari Ibrahim, 24, Mohamadu Mansour, 18, Adamu Seidu, 22, Mahamadu Ibrahim Nurideen, 22 ...

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Orange Sellers Association denies artificial colouring accusation


The Orange Sellers Association of Ghana (OSAG) has debunked allegations that its members are involved in the artificial colouring of oranges. At a press conference held at Agbogbloshie in Accra on Thursday, the President of the association, Reverend Mary Owusu said no member of the association had and “will ever colour oranges or use any artificial additives to change the ...

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We found no ‘plastic rice’ in Ghana – FDA

Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Darko.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has rubbished claims that there is a so-called plastic rice on the Ghanaian market as alleged through videos circulating on social media and elsewhere. Similar reports have surfaced in other countries in the sub-region including Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Indeed, in 2016, customs officials in Nigeria confiscated 2.5 tonnes of what it ...

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FDA to commence food safety enforcement exercise


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) would commence a food safety enforcement exercise and food vendors who do not comply with the laws and standards of food safety will be imprisoned or fined. Ms. Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, the Head of the Food Safety Management Department, FDA said this at a training programme organised by the FDA for Environmental Health Officers ...

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E/R: FDA destroys confiscated unwholesome goods


The Eastern Regional branch of the Food and Drugs Authority have destroyed 3 tonnes of unwholesome confiscated goods at Koforidua in the Eastern Region. The goods which were confiscated by the authority after a market surveillance through out the region ranges from Sardines, energy drinks, cosmetics, margarine, milk powder, tomato paste, biscuits, can and bottle drinks. The Food and Drugs ...

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FDA arrests ‘fake TV doctor’


The Food and Drugs Authority has caused the arrest of Mr. Alex Kwadwo Amponsah, a herbalist who was recently seen on TV claiming he had the cure for various sexually transmitted infections. Mr. Amponsah suggested on a TV program that, ladies who left candidiasis untreated, had it progress to gonorrhea and after a while, it developed into syphilis before it ...

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Angel Group to cooperate with probe over Adonko ‘drunk minors concert


Angel Group of Companies, manufacturers of Adonko bitters, have said they will cooperate with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), in investigations over a recent musical concert organized by them, that saw many youth pass out as a result of excessive drinking. The company said it has reviewed all of its promotional strategies to avert a similar incident in the future. ...

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No fake Malta Guinness on market – FDA


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked the public to disregard information circulating on social media about the alleged importation of a fake brand of Malta Guinness onto the Ghanaian market. The FDA said there was no fake brand of the product on the market, explaining that there were two brands of the Malta Guinness beverage, but the two ...

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Adonko Bitters recalled over ‘drunk minors’, Angel Group fined Ghc25,000

Some of the helpless drunk youth at the Adonko Concert.

The Food and Drugs Authority has slapped Angel Group of Companies, producers of Adonko Bitters with a GHs25,000 fine among other sanctions for contravening its code on sale and advertisement of alcoholic beverages. The Authority took the decision after preliminary investigations into circumstances that led to dozens of youth and minors passing out at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi after ...

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FDA confiscates expired medicines, foods 


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized over a metric ton of expired goods including medicines, beverages and baby foods from various shops in Koforidua and some districts across the region. This was part of an operation to ensure the safety of the public during the Easter festivities. The seized items included antibiotics and analgesics, baby foods such as ...

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