FDA Warns Operators of Body Enhancement Products


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it is cautioning manufacturers and sellers of unregistered body enhancement products on the Ghanaian market to desist from such acts.


According to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Delese Mimi Darko, such acts are illegal and can have adverse health implications on consumers.


In a release sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, Mrs. Darko said "The FDA as part of its routine market surveillance and monitoring activities have noted with utmost concern how some companies are producing, selling and advertising body enhancements products with no authorisation from the Authority and in contravention with the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851).


She added that sections 111 and 114 of the Public Health Act 851 of 2012 mandates individuals into the manufacturing and advertising regulated products to seek the approval of the FDA before offering them for sale to the general public.


"Companies that perpetuate such acts are by this press statement warned to cease the production, manufacture, selling and advertisements of such products with immediate effect"


She hinted that pursuant to such provision and in line with its mandate to protect public health and safety, the FDA will not hesitate to prosecute companies that are found to be flouting the law.


Below is a copy of the statement:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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