There are no grace periods for expired products - FDA warns Ghanaians

The Food and Drugs Authority has dismissed assertions that products that expire have grace periods.

Food and Drugs Authority

According to the food and beverage regulator, the rumour that expired products are still wholesome under a certain grace period is false.

Speaking on Accra FM on Thursday, October 28, Senior Regulatory Officer in charge of Cosmetic Science at FDA, Ms Jemima Offei Agyepong, said products that expire are not useful and have no grace period for final expiration.

She stressed that every product expires on the day the manufacturer indicates on the package.

“Every product expires on the day the manufacturer indicated on the product,” she stressed.

She also took the opportunity to caution the public against buying products that have expired.

She explained that every product comes with manufacturing date and expiry dates, noting that products that do not come with such details are not approved by the FDA.

“As we get nearer to the yuletide, people will be seen selling products nearing expiration through ‘buy one-get one free’ bonanzas,” she cautioned.

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