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ANAS EXPOSE: COA FS NO LONGER OPERATING – FDA

The Public Relations Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority, Mr James Lartey has clarified that the COA Herbal Centre’s product, COA FS has been stopped from operating because of some harmful ingredients detected in the product, even before Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ expose concerning the product.

He, however, added that COA FS was a registered product by the FDA, and for that reason, Samuel Ato Duncan the CEO of the COA Herbal Center could not be arrested because there was no criminalization involved in their operations.

“The FDA approved his product, though not for coronavirus, so his operation at the time was not a criminal offence. They are supposed to put some things in place that will prevent what caused the contamination, so when they restructure and do everything, they will get back to us. The product is an approved product, just that something went wrong, so we have to correct what went wrong,” he clarified.

He concluded that the authority will continue to clamp down on food and drug businesses that do not get authorization from the FDA before they operate.

“Once we see where an unregistered product is being sold, we will close them, we destroyed quite a number of his (COA FS) products on the market,” he said.

Lartey has clarified that the COA Herbal Centre’s product, COA FS has been stopped from operating because of some harmful ingredients detected in the product, even before Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ expose concerning the product.

He, however, added that COA FS was a registered product by the FDA, and for that reason, Samuel Ato Duncan the CEO of the COA Herbal Center could not be arrested because there was no criminalization involved in their operations.

“The FDA approved his product, though not for coronavirus, so his operation at the time was not a criminal offence. They are supposed to put some things in place that will prevent what caused the contamination, so when they restructure and do everything, they will get back to us. The product is an approved product, just that something went wrong, so we have to correct what went wrong,” he clarified.

He concluded that the authority will continue to clamp down on food and drug businesses that do not get authorization from the FDA before they operate.

“Once we see where an unregistered product is being sold, we will close them, we destroyed quite a number of his (COA FS) products on the market,” he said.

Source: ghanaweb

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