FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY
NOTICE TO IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF PHARMACEUTICAL, FOOD AND COSMETIC PRODUCTS
Following recent reports of the death of over 60 and 99 children in the Gambia and Indonesia respectively, from acute kidney injury suspected to have been caused by Diethylene Glycol (DEG) and Ethylene Glycol (EG) impurities found in pharmaceutical syrup formulations, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on 20th October 2022 in a letter to manufacturers of pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic products gave directives on the importation of Glycerin and Propylene Glycol.
Further to those directives, the FDA wishes to direct with immediate effect that:
Importers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders are to take note of this and comply accordingly.
Delese A. A. Darko (Mrs.)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The FDA exist to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of human and veterinary drugs, food, biological products, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances and clinical trials, and the control of tobacco products through the enforcement of relevant standards to protect public health.