The Food and Drugs Authority has confiscated and disposed of three tonnes of expired products seized from shops across the Western North Region.
Food snacks and pharmaceutical drugs such
as Postinor 2, Aphrodisiac, Tramodol, and soft drinks, among other products, were retrieved from the shops and markets between February and December 2023.
This was disclosed by the Western North Regional Director of the Food and Drugs Authority, Albert Ankomah, who said they are ready to clear out the system of all ‘bad’ products.
“Today we did safe disposal of the proposed items that we seized during our routine checks in the shops and markets across the 9 districts in this region. The products we seized from February to December are what we disposed of.
Food snacks, pharmaceutical drugs such as Postinor 2, aphrodisiac,tramadoll, and soft drinks are among the things we seized, and all of these products, if the people had consumed them, would have been very harmful to their health,” Albert Ankomah said on Rainbow Radio Accra.
He also used the opportunity to encourage the public to be mindful of the expired products and food they buy from the market during the Christmas celebrations.
“We are still inspecting the various retail shops and warehouses to check if the products there have been approved by the FDA this Christmas period and also to check the expiration dates. We are also encouraging people to always check the expiration date of products they buy to protect themselves from consuming things that are expired.”
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana