The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has closed down the Miva Lifeline Limited, producers of Fovitor Dzomi Palm Oil.
This follows an alert by the Tower Hamlets Council of the United Kingdom that the palm oil which was exported from Ghana to the UK contains Sudan four Dye, a cancer causing material.
Investigations by the FDA has revealed that Miva Lifeline Limited has never applied to the FDA for an export permit and has also never been issued with a Certificate of Analysis by the FDA on Sudan Dye status for Fovitor Dzomi Palm Oil as required by the European Council.
Speaking to Citi News, Deputy Chief Executive, Food Safety Division at the FDA John Odame-Darkwah said the Authority is monitoring the local market to ensure it is not on sale.
“Currently, we have locked up the place and we are investigating how they could export the products from Ghana to the UK. We are also doing a market surveillance to see whether there are any on the market.”
Mr Odame-Darkwah also cautioned the public to look out for any of the products and make sure they report to authorities.
By: Farida Shaibu/citifmonline.com/Ghana