FDA Warns Public Of Fake Sachet Water

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public to beware of the distribution and sale of unwholesome sachet water in Accra. According to the FDA, a new brand of sachet water, "Special Basin" which was currently being distributed and sold on the market has not been registered by the Authority. A statement signed by the Deputy Chief Executive (Food Safety Division), Mr John Odame-Darkwah said investigations by the FDA have established that "Special Basin" water was being produced by Special Basin Company at Tema, Community 2. According to Mr Odame, the product is an imitation of Special Ice Mineral Water produced by Special Ice Company Limited in Accra. He said investigations have established that Special Basin company has been operating illegally for quite a while and has been supplying the unwholesome sachet water to some shops located around Ashaiman, Tema and its environs. It said the FDA has since locked up the production facility of Special Basin while investigation continues and was therefore advising the public to beware. Mr Odame asked distributors and retailers of sachet water, to beware of where they source their supplies since they are equally culpable if they sell or distribute unwholesome/unregistered products to consumers. He reminded all producers of FDA regulated products, which include sachet water, to note that it is a criminal offence to offer for sale products that have not been given approval by the FDA.