A human rights court in Accra on Monday adjourned a case filed against Fan Milk Limited over expired products sold on the market to October 25 for hearing.
The case was filed by Mr Jonathan Osei-Owusu, a human rights
activist and the Chief Executive Director of Pos Foundation, an NGO.
Pos Foundation and Mr Osei-Owusu have sued Fan Milk Limited and
the Food and Drugs Board over the sale of expired food products on the
At Monday’s sitting both counsel were absent and so the presiding
judge, Mr Justice U. P. Dery, adjourned the case to October 25. The suit follows a severe stomach ache Mr Osei-Owusu said he suffered after eating a Fanyogo product he purchased in August, 2009 from one of the company’s vendors.
The plaintiff is asking the court to order the company to fix an
expiry date on Fanyogo, one of its products, and make it legible. The
company should also stop the sale of its products in the sun by
The plaintiff is asking the court to order the Food and Drugs
Board to ensure that Fan Milk fixes legible expiry dates on the
products and institutes an effective monitoring mechanism to ensure
public interest and safety.
Furthermore, Pos Foundation is seeking an extensive health care
in favour of Mr Osei-Owusu as well as general damages and cost.
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