Samdoe Enterprise, a water-producing company located at Community 18, Spintex Road, has had its operations halted by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko, in a statement explained that the premises of Samdoe Enterprise was closed down because the company had been engaged in the production and distribution of unregistered brands of water products in an unlicensed, unhygienic manufacturing facility.
“The unregistered water products are Perfect Ice Drinking Water, Aqua Link Drinking Water and Leaders Drinking Water,” she added.
The FDA she added uncovered major safety and quality issues.
These issues include operation in an unsuitable wooden structure, the presence of open drains with algae and fungi growth, dirty filters, and no pest control regime.
“Consumers who have already purchased these products are urged to immediately halt their use and properly dispose of them immediately. Retailers and distributors are also requested to withdraw all these brands from the market,” the statement added.
It further noted that it was imperative that consumers exercised caution when selecting water products and opt for products that have been duly registered by the FDA, with an FDA number on the label.
“The public is once again reminded to check the registration status of regulated products from the FDA websitehttp://fdaghana.gov.gh or through the Proper platform – https://bit.ly/ProPerFDA before purchase,” she added.