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"Patronize Only Sachet And Bottled Water In Ghana That Bear Our Product Registration Numbers" - FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is appealing to the general public to patronize only registered sachet and bottled water manufactured in Ghana that bears its product registration numbers.

The FDA made the call through a press statement following the recently much-spoken-about sachet water brouhaha.

In a statement sighted by, it said "The public is strongly advised to patronized only registered sachet and bottled water manufactured in Ghana that bear the FDA product registration numbers"

The statement also called on the public to report any registered sachet and bottled water at the nearest FDA office.

"The Authority wants to remind the public of its responsibility to protect consumers, as mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851). With regard to packaged water (bottled and sachet), the FDA ensures this through the licensing of the manufacturing premises and the registration of these products"

The statement stressed that the premises of the manufacturing facilities are regularly inspected using the Authority's Guidelines, FDA/FDI/GL-FPF/2020/02.

The FDA added that the inspection covers the starting material (water) and packaging materials to ensure that they meet their respective Ghana Standards; and the finished products to meet the requirement of GS175-1:2002(for drinking water) and GS20:2014 (for mineral water).

The statement added that all inspections are done in accordance with the current codes of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) where end products are released in accordance with the above-stated specifications.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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