Health News of Friday, 7 February 2014


Northern FDA destroys sub-standard products

As part of its operations to get rid of unwholesome products in Ghanaian markets, the Tamale Zonal Office of the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) has destroyed large quantities of such products.

The destroyed products estimated to cost over Ghc42,000 cedis included drugs, cosmetics, foods, clinical and medical tools.

The Authorities ceased them from major supermarkets and shops in the northern region.

The Northern regional Director of the Foods and Drugs Authority, Mr. Sylvester Oteng Kyei told Citi News his outfit was committed to enforce laws on the sale of unwholesome products.

According to him, the exercise was replicated across the region. “This exercise was not limited to the Tamale metropolis alone, but it was taken in all the other districts.”

He expressed concern about the influx of fake drugs and expired food items in the region and hinted that such practices will not be entertained.