Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has vehemently denied registering a food product named DANA rice, to freely sell its products in the country for consumption.

The FDA’s attention was drawn to the circulation on social media of the shipment of DANA rice which was reported to have been imported from Pakistan with a claim that it was infected with a virus.

However, Chief Executive Officer of FDA, Mrs. Delese Darko in a statement, assured the public that there is no such product existing in the Ghanaian market according to a Preliminary Investigations and Market Surveillance conducted by the FDA.

“There has been no indication of DANA rice in the Ghanaian Market, however the FDA has intensified its Surveillance activities across the country, specifically the markets, ports and borders, to ensure that the product does not find its way onto the market.” She stated.

She also stated that, the FDA would urge the general public to kindly verify from the Authority, any information relating to FDA’s mandate before circulating them on social media. And also, individuals should not hesitate to report any additional relevant information on the DANA rice or any related issue to the FDA.


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