FDA destroys unwholesome products in Northern Region

FDA burns unwholesome products in the Northern Region
FDA Burns Unwholesome Products

The Northern Regional Office of the (FDA) has initiated a routine market surveillance exercise to safely dispose off unwholesome and contaminated food products and drugs.

Approximately 7.5 tonnes of products, including expired drugs, particularly tramadol, herbal products, and food items, were burned at the Gbalahi Landfill Site on the outskirts of .

The items, seized over six months from shops, markets, and individuals in the region, were deemed unfit for consumption.

Speaking to journalists after the disposal exercise, Mr Zakaria Braimah, the Head of FDA in the , urged the public to exercise caution and thoroughly check the expiry dates of products, especially during the festive season.

He cautioned against purchasing drugs from unauthorized sources, emphasizing the importance of obtaining medicines from pharmacies and licensed chemical shops.

“In this festive season, don't just enter the market and buy anything; be watchful and look at the expiry dates of the items. Consumers should be mindful of what they consume and what they buy in the market, and be mindful of their expiry dates”, he emphasized.

Mr. Braimah assured the public that the FDA would maintain its surveillance activities to ensure that only approved and wholesome products were available in the region.

He added that individuals found selling unapproved and expired products would face sanctions, including the payment of administrative charges.

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