The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced a recall of the food supplement, COA FS after tests on samples of the product came out contaminated.
The FDA has also directed the public to return the product to the manufacturer or place of purchase.
This move has become necessary following the testing of some samples of the product that were found to be contaminated.
In a press statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the FDA, Mrs Delese A. A. Darko and dated April 17, 2020, the authority said samples of COA FS picked from the market and the manufacturing facility of COA Herbal Centre in Workroom near Cape Coast showed excessive microbial, mould and yeast contamination.
The samples were also found to contain Escherichia coli (E.Coli) which causes diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
“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”.
Read full statement below: