The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has suspended the operations of “Anointed Family Water”, a registered sachet water brand with registration number FDA/WT22G-595, produced at New Bortianor.
It described the sachet water brand as “a risk to public health and safety,” adding that the company was operating under unhygienic conditions.
A statement signed and issued by the Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Dr Delese Mimi Darko, explained that the decision to suspend the operations of the company followed a recent inspection of its facility by the officials of the authority.
“During the inspection, the FDA inspection team also found several pieces of Rena Aqua sachet water, an unregistered brand, on the premises, which were seized,” the statement added.
It explained that the inspection formed part of the authority’s routine activities to ensure the safe production of sachet water for public consumption.
“The public is hereby advised to refrain from consuming Anointed Family Water and the unregistered Rena Aqua brand,” the statement said.
It further instructed retailers and distributors to remove all stocks of Anointed Family Water as well as Rena Aqua in the trade until further notice.
“The FDA remains committed to its mission of safeguarding public health by ensuring strict adherence to regulations and standards in the food and beverage industry,” the statement said.
It, therefore, advised consumers to be vigilant and report any concerns regarding the safety and quality of regulated products to the FDA.