The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), with the assistance of the security agencies, has caused the arrest of a 64-year old woman by name Adwoa Biama, who is producing and distributing fake Unilever products and other unregistered products.
Adwoa Biama, together with her Production Manager, Kwabena Asiedu were arrested at Biadwoa Enterprise Limited located at Lashibi, from where they produce the fake Unilever products, together with the other products which are unregistered.
The Unilever products being faked by Biadwoa Enterprise Limited include; Vaseline, Curl Out and Sun Silk Pomade. The fake Vaseline bears no manufacturers name or address, whilst the fake Curl Out and Sun Silk Pomade bear the address of Unilever.
The other unregistered products being manufactured by Biadwoa Enterprise Limited are; Bonita Hair Pomade, Mariama Hair Food, Glow Up Hair Pomade, Beauty Hair Food, Esther Hair Pomade and Dasline.
A statement signed by the Chief Executive of FDA, Dr. Stephen Opuni said, “The safety of these products cannot be guaranteed”.
“Retailers and distributors of FDA regulated products are advised to source their supplies from only recognised dealers so as to avoid dealing in fake and/or unregistered products, which is criminal and therefore makes them equally culpable”, Dr. Opuni’s statement cautioned.
“Furthermore, the public is cautioned against the patronage of the fake Unilever products, including the above listed unregistered products, since their safety cannot be guaranteed”, the FDA statement said.
The accused, Adwoa Biama, who is currently on bail, is assisting the Police in their investigations.
Additionally, the general public is being assured of FDA’s readiness to ensure public health and safety at all times and therefore appeals to the general public to give any information on persons suspected to be in any practice possible of endangering public health and safety through any of the following contacts; 0244337235, 0267265087, 0208204968 or 0246809509.