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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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Advertisement of herbal drugs for ‘incurable’ diseases worrying – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has expressed worry about the manner in which herbal medicine practitioners advertise cure for all kinds of incurable diseases in the media. Upper East Regional Director of the FDA, Mr. Zakaria Braimah, disclosed this in an interview with Citi News in Bolgatanga. “We are worried about the manner that some herbal practitioners go on ...

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FDA intensifies food safety campaign ahead of Christmas

The Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Darko, says measures are being put in place to prevent expired goods from getting onto the market ahead of the Christmas festivities. Fears over the safety of food products on the Ghanaian market have grown in recent weeks after a string of seizure of  unwholesome goods by the FDA. ...

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FDA intensifies campaign to promote food safety

The Food and Drugs Board (FDA), has intensified the drive towards ensuring food safety through education of people on proper handling of foods. As part of this, it has organized a durbar for market women and traders at the Asafo Market in Kumasi. This was done in partnership with sanitation company, Zoomlion Ghana, and other stakeholders. It was held under ...

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FDA impounds 2,800 cartons of ‘suspicious’ chicken

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has impounded a container loaded with about 2,800 cartons of chicken at a private warehouse over suspicions that it is unwholesome. It said the container-load was cleared from the port, despite the FDA withholding its clearance. The Head of Public Affairs of the FDA, James Lartey, disclosed that the Authority took the decision to ...

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We’re not to blame for imported ‘rotten’ chicken saga – FDA

The Foods and Drugs Board (FDA), has said it cannot be held responsible for a consignment of rotten chicken allegedly discovered on the Ghanaian market. The Herald newspaper reported on Monday that, thousands of Ghanaians may be in danger as credible information they have from the Tema Ports suggests that, some unwholesome frozen food products, have found their way into ...

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We’re investigating imported rotten chicken case – CEPS

The Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) division, of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has said it is investigating a case of alleged imported rotten chicken into the country. The Herald newspaper reported on Monday that thousands of Ghanaians may be in danger as credible information they have from the Tema Ports suggests that, some unwholesome frozen food products, have ...

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Consignment of ‘rotten’ chicken cleared from Tema port

A consignment of rotten frozen chicken which was declared unsafe for human consumption has been discovered on the Ghanaian market. According to the Herald Newspaper, earlier reports indicated that three containers loaded with chicken from Holland, had been seized at the Port, after mandated institutions like the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue ...

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9 traders arrested for importing and selling illegal drugs

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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