- The FDA has destroyed 692 boxes of the COA FS food supplement that was recalled from the market some time ago
- The products were worth GHc 126, 336
- The FDA destroyed the products at the Nkanfoa landfill site in Cape Coast under the supervision of the regional officers of the Authority
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The Food and Drugs Authority in Cape Coast have destroyed 692 boxes of the COA FS food supplement that was recalled from the market some time ago.
The 692 boxes included 640 boxes of the 500ml dosage and 52 boxes of the 250ml dosage.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Head of the Drugs Marketing Surveillance Department of the FDA, Vigil Prah-Ashun, said the products were destroyed at the Nkanfoa landfill site in Cape Coast under the supervision of the regional officers of the Authority.
According to Prah-Ashun, the manufacturers cooperated with the FDA to destroy the products after successfully recalling the batches.
,On April 18, 2020, the FDA directed the manufacturers to recall a batch of the supplements that were already distributed, after it was detected that some samples were contaminated.
Meanwhile, manufacturers of the food supplement, COA Herbal Centre, have stated that they are awaiting the next directive from the Authority to resume production.
Manufacturers of the COA FS drug, in an earlier report by YEN.com.gh challenged claims by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) that their product was unwholesome for public consumption.
The Centre for Awareness Global Peace Mission has also indicated that their test of the said contaminated drug was false.
The company, in a statement, debunked the FDA’s claims insisting that tests ran at the laboratories of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital showed the absence of any contaminant in their products.
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