Tag Archives: Food and Drugs Authority

Kids under 10 craving alcoholic beverages due to adverts – FDA


The Head of Communications at the Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], James Lartey, has expressed concern about the negative effects of advertisement of alcoholic beverages on children, who are now craving for such products. According to him, the situation where very young children have messages on alcoholic products deeply printed on their minds is worrying. Mr. Lartey said the FDA’s ...

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GIBA, Beverages Association want alcohol ads ban reviewed

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to review the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages between 6am and 8pm. The FDA had earlier stated that it would strictly enforce the regulations that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television during the day. However, in an interview with ...

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FDA pushes for clean markets after protests by traders

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has indicated its commitment to ensuring that the best sanitary practices are adhered to in the various markets in Accra. The Deputy Chief Executive of the FDA in charge of the Food Inspectorate Division, Isabella Mansa Agra, said that her outfit will meet with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and the representatives of the traders ...

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FDA destroys 4,500 cartons of expired mackerel

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has destroyed 4,500 cartons of unwholesome canned fish that were said to be on transit to Togo, but were diverted onto the Ghanaian market. The unregistered consignment labeled ‘Asahi’ was imported into the country by Dotsico Ventures. The exercise was supervised by the police and officials of the FDA at the Achimota Mile Seven ...

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FDA introduces online reporting system

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS), to enable health workers to report on safety issues related to drugs, vaccines and other regulated products to the Authority. The SWS was also to complement the already existing system for reporting adverse events using the paper Adverse Reaction Form. The introduction was ...

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Cindy Rice has no plastic grains – Distributors

Royal Bow Company Limited, distributors of the Cindy Rice brand in Ghana, have debunked assertions the product contains plastic grains harmful for human consumption and has urged the public to disregard it. The company in a statement copied to said all of its products are subjected to series of quality control checks before distributed unto the market. It said ...

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New grading system to ensure compliance on hygiene – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will from next year roll out a new grading system known as Standards for grading food service establishments, to ensure compliance to hygiene and food management systems. According to Mr Jake Amoaku-Mensah, a Senior Regulatory Officer at the FDA, food establishment formed an integral part of supply chain  and were conduit for the spread ...

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Oil palm traders suffering from adulterated palm oil alerts

Some palm oil producers at Subi, near Kade in the Eastern Region, say they are still feeling the impact of the negative reports about some market women adulterating the product with dye. The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) earlier this year arrested some market women for allegedly mixing the product with textile dye, popularly called Sudan 4. It however announced ...

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Make celibacy optional – Women in love with Priests

Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to make celibacy optional. The women, who all live in Italy, described the “devastating suffering” caused by the church’s ban on priests having sex and marrying. “We love these men and they love us,” they said in their letter published on the ...

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