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LOCAL NEWS: "Beware Of Expired Products In Markets And Supermarkets" - FDA Warns

The Head of Food Industrial Support Services Department at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Kofi Essel has sent a strong warning to the general public to be on the lookout for expired products being sold at various markets and on shelves of supermarkets across the country during the festive season.

According to him, most shop owners reduce the prices of the most expired products in order to attract consumers.

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Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, Mr. Essel said “One of the strategies is to reduce the prices of products to attract consumers. Unfortunately, we also have unscrupulous business persons who will take advantage of this genuine marketing strategy to also sell unwholesome expired products to unsuspecting consumers,”

He also used the opportunity to advise buyers to take time and check the expiry dates of products before purchasing them.

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“When you go out there and you are buying any goods, don’t rush. Take your time. If you see any price difference and it is extremely too good to be true then you have to be very careful,” he added.

ThinkNews Online has also gathered that leadership of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has dispatched a team of its members to various markets and supermarkets across the capital to inspect products to avoid the sale of expired goods to consumers.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith