FDA Declares Zero Tolerance For Importation Of Unregistered Products

The DCEO of Health Products and Technologies Division at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Seth Seaneke has reminded the general public that section 99 and 118 of the Public Health Act 2012 prohibits the importation of unregistered products into the country

According to him, despite the prohibition, the FDA has noted with grave concern the rate at which some importers continue to import into the country, products that do not conform to the regulatory requirements of product registration which ultimately find its way to the market and pose a potential health hazard to unsuspecting consumers.

In a statement signed by Seth Seaneke, it said "To ease rge burden of importers, the FDA from March 2020 revised its registration fees and processes to make registration easy and user friendly for all importers. As such, it is quite alarming to note the large number of products that continue to arrive in the contry without meeting the proper requirements.

The statement also cautioned all iporters saying no unregistered imports would not be allowed for clearance at the ports by February 1, 2021.

The FDA further warned that failure to adhere to the notice will attract sanctions in the forms of fines, imo

Below is a copy of the full release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith