The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Upper East Region has destroyed unwholesome goods seized in the region worth GHc 50,000.
These unwholesome goods were collected over a period of three months under its Post Surveillance Activities which work at ensuring goods sold in markets are safe for consumption.
The regional director of the FDA, Mr. Braimah Zachariah, after disposing of the goods at Sirigu sai, the products were retrieved from shops, supermarkets, shell shops and at the main markets of the region.
He said the products included can drinks, drugs, mineral water, biscuit, oil, among others.
Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Braimah further assured to undertake such exercise to rid the markets of dangerous and expired products during the festive season.
“A lot of producers’ and businessmen have come into the market with expired goods…we will visit every shop to ensure that consumers’ do not purchase expired products for this Christmas,” Mr. Zachariah added.
He emphasized that his outfit will work to provide and enforce standards for the sale of food, herbal medicine, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices and household chemical substances.
He reiterated that the FDA will continue to surcharge recalcitrant businessmen who keep unwholesome goods on their shelves for sale to serve as deterrents to others.
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