The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has raised alarm on the distribution and sale of unwholesome/unregistered sachet water, Special Basin, being produced by Special Basin located at Tema, Community 2.
“Special basin is an imitation of Special Ice which is produced by Special Ice Company Limited in Accra and which has been registered with the FDA”.
The FDA, has meanwhile locked up the production facility of Special Basin at Tema, Community 2, while investigation continues.
A press statement signed by a Deputy Chief Executive (Food Safety Division), John Odame-Darkwah disclosed that “further investigations on the operations of the manufacturing facility have revealed that it has been operating illegally for quite a while and supplies the unwholesome sachet water to some shops located around Ashaiman, Tema and its environs”.
Members of the general public, especially distributors and retailers of sachet water, are advised to beware of where they source their supplies since they are equally culpable if they sell or distribute unwholesome/unregistered products to unsuspecting consumers.
Furthermore, all producers of FDA regulated products, which include sachet water, are to note that it is a criminal offence to offer for sale products that have not been given approval by the FDA.
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 that has the possibility of endangering public health and safety through any of the following contacts: 0244337235, 0244337243 or 0244337251.