Every human being under the sun makes use of food, water and other cosmetics daily. However, this can cause a measurable amount of hazard to our health.
It is therefore the role of the GHANA FOODS AUTHORITY, which is the national regulatory body under the Ministry of Health with the responsibility of implementing the former Food and Drugs Law of 1992, (PNDCL 305B) which is now Public Health Act 851 to regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, use and advertisements of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and household chemicals with respect to ensuring their safety, quality and efficacy. In exercising this mandate, the Food and Drugs Authority ensures the safety and wholesomeness of foods we eat.
The Food and Drugs Authority also ensures that human and veterinary drugs, household chemicals substances, cosmetics and medical devices are safe and effective.
Sadly though, there have been serious misconceptions about their activities and modus of operations. In an interview with the Central Regional Head of the FDA, Mr. Ankomah on HEALTH CHANNEL, A health program on COASTAL TELEVISION based in the Central Region, he said that their doors are always opened for all and sundry especially those who want to register their products.
On that same television show, he stressed that consumers should always feel free and never hesitate to knock on their doors, when they observe an anomaly in any product. He has therefore called on all media houses to join the campaign so that the voice of and activities would be heard more.
By: KOJO OFORI