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FDA Picks Samples Of Indomie Chicken Flavor After Reports Of High Aflatoxin

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has said it has picked samples of Indomie Instant Noodles product from the manufacturing factory in Ghana for testing after reports of high aflatoxins in other countries.

Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and Rwanda’s FDA have recalled Indomie’s chilli, chicken, and vegetable flavour packets after they found that the products contain aflatoxins and pesticide residues in quantities that exceed safety, reports say.

In a press statement, the FDA indicated that “Ladha Ya Kuku”, the Indomie brand in which the defect has been found is not a registered product in Ghana.

It noted that “the only Indomie Instant Chicken Noodle product that is registered in Ghana is manufactured locally and only occasionally sourced from Nigeria.

“Both products are taken through a rigorous process including testing regimes for aflatoxins and pesticide residues before a market authorisation is given.”

Additionally, the FDA said it also conducts periodic post-market testing on the product.

That notwithstanding, the FDA said it has picked samples from the manufacturing factory in Ghana as well as different sale points across the country for testing at the Center for Laboratory Services and Research.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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