Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has publicly announced that it will be looking into the issue of unknown energy drinks being packaged as Blue Jeans Energy Drinks.
According to a statement signed by Mr. Hudu Mogtari, the FDA's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the government body's attention has been drawn to the issue by a video circulating on social media where an energy drink re-packaged as Blue Jeans is revealed to have been fake.
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“The FDA regrets that the consuming public has had to grapple with this challenge, and wishes to assure the public that it has taken immediate steps to address the concerns.
“Meanwhile, the FDA has taken further steps by ordering; Cessation of the distribution and sale of all Blue Jeans Energy Drinks; total recall from trade of the special Christmas consignment of Blue Jeans Energy Drinks with labels bearing Santa Claus (Father Christmas), and submission of all relevant documents for its examination.
We wish to assure the public that the FDA has commenced investigations into the matter and would take the necessary regulatory measures and actions to protect public health and safety,” the statement said.
At the same time, the statement further states that the importer of the Blue Jeans Energy Drinks is cooperating with the FDA in its investigation.