FDA recalls ‘contaminated’ COA FS supplement

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has recalled the food supplement, COA FS from the market after some samples of the product were found to be contaminated.

The samples were also found to contain Escherichia coli (E.Coli) which causes diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

The regulator in a statement dated April 17, 2020 and signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mrs Delese A. A. Darko  directed the public to return all the product to the manufacturer.

The statement expained samples of COA FS picked from the market and the manufacturing facility of COA Herbal Centre in Workroom near Cape Coast I. The Central Region showed excessive microbial, mould and yeast contamination.

“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.

“Meanwhile, the manufacturer, COA Herbal Centre, has been directed by the FDA to recall the product from the Ghanaian market”.

“Individuals with weakened immune systems (e.g HIV patients) can become seriously ill due to the ingestion of products contaminated with E. Coli,” the statement said.

“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

“Meanwhile, the manufacturer, COA Herbal Centre, has been directed by the FDA to recall the product from the Ghanaian market”.

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”.

Source: Laudbusiness.com/Ghana

 

 

 

 

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