The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has arrested the Managing Director (MD) of Maxi Spark Enterprise, for producing and distributing unwholesome alcoholic beverages from a location at New Jerusalem, near Afienya in the Greater Accra Region.
Maxwell Doe, was apprehended for faking products such as, Castle Bridge London Dry Gin, Mandingo Bitters and Herb Afrique at his hideout.
A press statement signed by the Chief Executive of FDA, Hudu Mogtari, disclosed that the FDA, during the operation seized 21 cartons of Castle Bridge London Dry Gin, 21 cartons of empty Bottles, 4 cartons of Mandingo Bitters and some raw materials from the factory at New Jerusalem.
Further investigations on the operations of the suspect, revealed that he has been operating since May 2013 and supplies the fake products to some shops located at Golf City (Tema) and Akosombo.
The FDA, has meanwhile locked up the said production facility and handed over the culprit to the Police CID for further investigations into his clandestine operation.
The statement, which was released yesterday warned the public “especially distributors and retailers of alcoholic beverages to beware of where they source their supplies, since they are equally culpable if they sell or distribute unwholesome and unregistered products to the unsuspecting public”.
The Authority assured the public of its “readiness to ensure public health and safety at all times and therefore appeals to the general public to volunteer any information on persons suspected to be in any practice possible of endangering public health and safety”.
It gave the following contacts; 0244337235, 0244337249, 0244337243 or 0244337251 as possible means of reaching it.