The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has intercepted a consignment of expired canned Lucozade belonging to Andiana Royal Ventures at a warehouse located in Hong Kong near Lapaz in Accra.
The expiry dates of the consignment were being deliberately and fraudulently changed from September 2019 to September 2020.
The batch numbers of the said canned Lucozade include SEP 19 L4A and SEP 19 L4B.
The action was taken after a tip –off from a journalist on Saturday, 7th September, 2019.
“Immediately the FDA dispatched officers who worked tirelessly over the weekend to ensure the detention of the consignment.
Meanwhile, two persons who were involved in the tampering of the date markings have been arrested and are assisting the police in their investigation,” a statement from the FDA said.
The Authority therefore advise the general public to critically examine any canned Lucozade they wish to patronize and ensure NOT to purchase any having batch numbers; SEP 19 L4A and SEP 19 L4B with an expiry date of September 2020.
“The FDA wishes to emphasize that the wellbeing of the general public is its priority and therefore, its activities are designed to provide continuous assurance of safety of all foods, medicines, cosmetics, household chemical substance and medical devices.
Additionally, the public is advised to contact the FDA should they have any relevant information on any FDA related issue through any of the following contacts for prompt response and action,” the statement further said.