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FDB blacklists 28 sachet water production companies 3/25/2011

The Food and Drugs Board has blacklisted 28 sachet water and fruit drink producers in the country for non-registration and operating under unhygienic conditions.

It follows a research report released by the Ghana Chemical Society (GCS) which revealed that 85% of the ‘pure’ water produced in the country does not meet required safety standards.

The report ruffled lots of nerves with the country already reeling under a cholera epidemic.

Social Commentators implored the GCS to put out the list of unhygienic pure water producers to help consumers make the right purchasing decisions.

On Friday the FDB released a list of 28 companies which flout the Board’s regulations.

The blacklisted companies are as follows; Triumphant filtered water, Unique mineral water, Icon fresh drinking water, Safari filtered natural water, Crystal snow drinking water, Big star drinking water, Rockman drinking water, Eye Ewurade drinking water, Tak-top filtered drinking water, and Flori filtered water.

The others are, Hollow filtered drinking water, Enyinda natural mineral water, Principles filtered drinking water, Future drinking water, NJoy filtered drinking water, PEP drinking water, Franklin Filtered drinking water, Regco drinking water, Cleat taste natural mineral water, Eye Adom filtered drinking water, Ever clear drinking water.

The list also includes fruit drink companies; BIDASH non alcoholic beverages, Victory fresh pineapple juice, Fruitco Foods processing Ltd, Prime fruit processing, Prince processing company.

Owners of the various companies have also been invited for questioning by the police and FDB officials, Joy News’ Hannah Odame reports.

She says the Board has set up a post surveillance team tasked with the responsibility of clearing products of the blacklisted companies from the market.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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