The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has alerted Ghanaians about some fake tomato paste with inscription “Tomato King” being smuggled into the country.
In a press release, the FDB said the fake “tomato king” tomato paste contains an undisclosed colour whose safety could not be guaranteed because it had not been registered with the Board, is sold along the eastern corridor of the country.
The fake tomato paste is produced in China by Mickachi Impex Co. Ltd. for Sonam Togo Sarlu Company in Togo.
content of the fake tomato past
Later in an interview with Volta Premier fm on Thursday, the zonal officer of FDB in charge of Eastern and Volta zone, Mr. Roderick Daddey-Adjei, said the board was informed of the fake tomato paste by a consumer who used the product for soup and realized the soup and the fish in it turned very red and she became suspicious.
He explained that the FDB market surveillance team is going round in the markets to seize and destroy the fake tomato paste.
He therefore advised the public to report retailers and wholesalers dealing in the fake tomato paste to the Board on the following numbers; 024-6814175, 024-4337235, 024-4337232 and 024-4337251or report to the nearest police station.
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