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Alleged unwholesome palm oil not from Ghana – FDA

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has explained that, the supposed unwholesome palm oil brands alleged to have been seized in Switzerland for containing contain Sudan dyes,  are not Ghanaian products. The FDA assured the public that it has put together regulatory measures to ensure the wholesomeness of palm oil sold on the Ghanaian market. In a statement signed by ...

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Alcohol ads ban: Errant media houses to be prosecuted

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)  says media houses who blatantly disregard its directive against the advertisement of alcoholic beverages before 8pm will be dragged to court. The Authority said it has been compelled to take the decision due to the consistent failure of a number of media houses to heed the ban. The FDA, in January 2018, said it ...

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Comply with FDA ban on alcohol ads – UK lecturer advises media

A Public Health Lecturer at the University of West London and a consultant  on a number of Public Health/Health Promotion projects in Ghana, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has appealed to the Ghanaian media to adhere to the Food and Drug Authority’s (FDA)’s restrictions on the advertisement of alcoholic products, as a good public intervention aimed at protecting the health of the ...

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FDA provides 14 facts about Puffer Fish after V/R deaths

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), as part of its food safety tips publications to ensure public safety, has provided 14 facts about Puffer Fish which it believes need to be known by the public. This comes as a result of reported deaths due to the consumption of Puffer Fish in the Volta Region locally known as”Gedde”. The statement said:  “Always ...

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No cause for alarm; Health Ministry allays fears of Listeriosis in Ghana

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation of some food products from South Africa to avert the ...

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FDA to crack down on alcohol advertisements before 8pm

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said that it intends to strictly enforce the regulations which prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television between the hours of 6am and 8pm. The FDA’s current guidelines for the Advertisements on Foods (Section 3.2.6) and specifically the requirements for advertisements of alcoholic beverages, states that: “Radio ...

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FDA warns against importation, sale of unregistered products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned manufacturers and importers against the importation, sale and distribution of unregistered products. A statement signed by Mrs Delese A.A Darko, Ag. Chief Executive Officer of FDA and copied to the Ghana News Agency, reminded all manufacturers and importers that the importation, sale and distribution of unregistered regulated products contravened the Public Health ...

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SHS graduate, others arrested for producing fake drugs

The Food Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, on Friday, arrested 22 suspected local aphrodisiac manufacturers in Accra and Kumasi. In Accra, 20 men and two women were picked up by police around Adabraka Sahara, the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the Central Business District. Some of the local aphrodisiacs seized ...

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FDA destroys expired, damaged products in Ashanti Region

The Ashanti Regional Branch of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has destroyed expired items worth thousands of cedis. The items include damaged products, which were either withdrawn from the market by the FDA or submitted by the various companies involved. According to the Head of the Ashanti Regional branch of FDA,  Nora Teye Larbi, the affected products were collected ...

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FDA seizes over 500,000 capsules of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized 524,191 capsules, and 3,001 vials of Tramadol over the past eleven months. Vial is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication in the form of liquids, powder or capsules. The FDA said about 85 per cent of the seized drugs were manufactured in India whilst 13.5 ...

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