The attention of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been drawn to the recall of Indomie Instant Noodles (Chicken Flavour) products from certain countries due to the suspected presence of high levels of aflatoxins and pesticides.
The FDA wishes to assure the public that Indomie Instant Chicken Noodles with the ‘Ladha Ya Kuku’ inscription on the label is not a registered product in Ghana.
According to a press statement issued and copied to igoghana, the only Indomie Instant Chicken Noodles product that is registered in Ghana is manufactured locally and only occasionally sourced from Nigeria.
It said both products are taken through a rigorous process including testing regimes for aflatoxins and pesticide residues before a market authorisation is given.
Meanwhile, periodic post-market testing is also conducted.
In light of the recent recalls in other countries, the FDA has picked samples from the manufacturing facility in Ghana as well as different points of sale across regions nationwide for testing at the Centre for Laboratory Services and Research.
The FDA is therefore calling on anybody in possession of the unregistered Indomie products to contact the FDA offices immediately.