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18.06.2006 General News

EuroFood products expiring next June to be avoided - FDB

By myjoyonline
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The Food and Drugs Board has directed that products manufactured by
EuroFood Ghana Limited, expected to expire in June next year are to be
returned to the manufacturer.

The affected brands include Malt N Milk, Aribar, Allo Cleo, Sweety Cleo and Cleo Digestive biscuits.

In a statement to the media the FDB said the recall has become necessary in view of the violation of Good Manufacturing Practices in the production system of the company.

The factory of EuroFood, a confectionary manufacturer was shutdown on
Wednesday following a publication by the Crusading Guide alleging that
the company used unwholesome flour in the manufacture of its biscuits.

The FDB says it has since been able to identify the batches of the
company's products that have been affected.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Food Division at the FDB Kwamina Van-Ess explained to Joynews how the recall is being conducted.

He said, "we have been able to identify about forty thousand cartons of
products which have gone into trade within the period.

We have identified the batch and numbers and we have initiated every call exercise using the expiry date as batch numbers.”

“So far the products which will expire in June 2006/2007, these products are expected to be returned to the company", he added.

Officials of EuroFood however maintain, the company has not used any
unwholesome flour in its production process.

They say the supposed infested flour was meant for destruction.

A lawyer for EuroFood Kwablah Senanu however said they might have been slow in calling in the FDB to supervise the destruction process.

He said, "we were in the process, that is why I say we are tidy but perhaps one looking at the situation would have expected us to maybe call in the
FDB on Saturday and Sunday.”

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