FDA Sounds Alarm
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has sounded alarm on the manufacture, distribution and sale of fake olive oil on the Ghanaian market.
As part of its Post Market Surveillance activities, the FDA, said it collected samples of olive oil on the market and the analysis conducted at the FDA laboratory, has concluded that some brands were not olive oil as indicated on the label.
This was contained, in a statement signed by Hudu Mogtari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Further investigations according to the FDA, revealed that some of the culprits, submitted original olive oil to the FDA for registration and after approval had been given, they subsequently put in a different product to deceive unsuspecting consumers.
The fake brands, found on the markets include: Pinno Olive Oil by Mfred Co Ltd, Kazmor Olive Oil by Kazmor Ventures and Quality Olive Oil, Holy Oil.
The FDA, with the assistance of the Ghana Police, arrested the culprits who are assisting the Police in their investigations
The FDA, is assuring the general public of its resolve in ensuring the protection of public health and safety.
In this regard the FDA is appealing to the general public to give any information on any practice which has the possibility of endangering public
health and safety, through any of the following contacts; 0244337235, 0244337249, 0244563764, 0244655943 or on the toll free line 0800151000 (free
only on Airtel and Vodafone).