Saturday, 16th October 2021
The Food and Drugs Authority is a government regulatory body responsible for ensuring the safety of drugs and other food substances being consumed in the country. The authority also ensures that advertisement of food and drugs meet certain standard. The FDA has the power to prosecute individuals and organisations who breach the food and drug safety regulations.
In its latest release, the FDA has cautioned lovers of a popular fruit drink in Ghana to immediately return them. According to the release issued yesterday, some batches of the product called Ceres 100% Apple Juice have been found to contain a substance known as mycotoxin-patulin thereby making them unwholesome.
The FDA has thus called on those still possessing the products to return them to the nearest FDA office.
"The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Ghana in collaboration with Transmed Ghana Limited, Accra wishes to bring to the attention of the public an ongoing recall of certain batches of Ceres 100% Apple Juice", parts of the press release read.
The FDA added that, after an extensive laboratory tests by the International Food Safety Network, it was discovered that the above products contain unsafe substances hence the need for a recall.
The FDA has assured Ghanaians it wil continue with its market surveillance to ensure that all products are safe for use.
Ceres Fruit drinks are produced in South Africa by Pioneers Foods Groceries Limited.
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