Don’t buy unregistered products on the market – FDA warns

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned consumers to desist from buying unregistered products from the market.

According to the FDA, the safety and quality of such products cannot be guaranteed as such products can pose health risk when consumed.

The Eastern Regional office of the FDA made this known when they took their public education and sensitisation program to Agartha market in Koforidua on food safety precautions and consumer safety awareness.

Speaking during the sensitisation program, a Senior Regulatory Officer of the FDA, Mr Andrew Adabo who led the team educated the public to be mindful on products they buy from the market to ensure their safety.

He used the opportunity to appeal to the general public to avoid purchasing food products without certification from the Authority.

He also advised against buying meat, fish, vegetables and agro-products from unhygienic environments.

He further called on the public not to patronized canned food products without date markings and to look out for expiry date on the label before purchasing.

Eggs tainted with faecal matter must also be avoided, Mr. Adabo advises.

Mr Adabo indicated that the authority is poised to execute its mandate to get rid of all unregistered, unwholesome products from the market.

He called on producers who are manufacturing products unto the market without the authorization from the Authority to desist from that.

He urged the to contact the FDA to help them “regularise their operations to continue to stay in business as demanded by law’’.

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