The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has recalled popular food supplement, COA FS from the Ghanaian market over fears of possible contamination.
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According to the FDA samples of the drug collected from the market and the manufacturer's facility in Cape Coast revealed excessive microbial, mould and yeast contamination.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Delese A.A Darko, the samples also showed Escherichia coli (E.Coli) contamination which causes diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
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“In view of the above, those who are in possession of the product are being directed to return the product to the manufacturer, place of purchase or any of the FDA offices across the country,” the statement said.
The FDA has since directed the manufacturer, COA Herbal Centre, to recall the product from the Ghanaian market.
The Food and Drugs Authority also advised persons who are in possession of the product to return the product to the manufacturer, place of purchase or any of the FDA offices across the country
The FDA further assured that its officers in the regions are working “to ensure that this contaminated product (COA FS) is removed from the market”.
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Many Ghanaians have been patronizing the drug, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manufacturers of the drug suggest that samples of COA FS products sent to China and tried on some COVID-19 affected persons yielded positive results.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Police Service says it has arrested a woman who run over the foot of a police officer on COVID-19 lockdown duties.
The woman whose name is given as Trudy Boatemaa Darko, allegedly run over a foot of a police inspector Friday, April 17 at the East Legon Under Bridge in Accra.
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