The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned the general public to be mindful of some unapproved tomato paste brands on the market.
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The FDA in a statement issued on December 16 directed the withdrawal of all batches of about 16 brands of tomato paste from the market.
The Authority explained that the products do not conform to the Ghana standards for tomato paste.
According to the FDA, the 16 products contained ingredients such as starch and colour (erythrosine) that are not indicated on the label.
The products include; Prestige Tomato Paste, Roi Lion Double Concentrated Tomato Paste, Richese Tomato Paste, Green Garden Tomato Paste and Rococo Tomato Paste.
The rest are Alyssa Tomato Paste, Aicha Tomato Paste, Shalom Tomato Paste, Mama and Papa Tomato Paste; Juliet Tomato Paste, Star-Time Tomato Paste and Daily Double Concentrated Tomato Paste.
Nano Tomato Paste, Tasty Family Tomato Paste and Ma Bravo Tomato Paste complete the list.
The products were found on the market following an intensive surveillance by the Food and Drugs.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported producers of Cindy and Lele tomato pastes have recalled it’s products on the Ghanaian market.
According to Rabaj Company Limited, it has identified an anomaly in some of the Lele and Cindy products on the market.
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