The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned manufacturers and sellers of unregistered body enhancement products on the Ghanaian market to desist from such acts, as it is illegal and can have adverse health implications for consumers.
The FDA said in a statement that, as part of its routine market surveillance and monitoring activities, it has noted with utmost concern how some companies are producing, selling, and advertising body enhancements products with no authorization from the authority and in contravention of the Public Health Act 2021 (Act 851).
The statement warned companies that perpetrate such acts to cease the production, manufacture, selling, and advertisements of such products with immediate effect.
The FDA said it will not hesitate to prosecute companies that are found to be flouting the law.
The authority noted that it will not relent on its mandate to protect the well-being of the consuming public while urging the public not to patronize such products, as their quality and safety cannot be guaranteed.