FDA nabs So Klin counterfeiting syndicate

The Food and Drugs Authority has intercepted some counterfeited brands of So Klin washing powder, a popular household detergent.


The authority with the help of the Ghana Police Service intercepted the manufacture and transportation of large amounts of the counterfeited products from the custody of some two Chinese men through their Post Market Surveillance activities in Tema Community two.

The FDA is therefore cautioning members of the general public to be careful not to look out for the FDA's seal of approval because using any product.


They revealed to Pulse Business that two suspected counterfeited are being investigated by the Ghana Police Service.

Below is the full statement released by the FDA as copied to the Pulse News:

FDA/CPEU/PR/16/0001                                                                   1st February,  2016

The News Editor

Dear Sir/Madam,


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, the manufacturing, distribution and sale of fake/counterfeit So Klin Detergents 35g on the Ghanaian market.

The FDA, through its Post Market Surveillance activities with the assistance of the Ghana Police Service found and seized large quantities of fake/counterfeit So Klin Detergent being manufactured by two Chinese in a garage  at Tema Community 2. The two suspects are being investigated by the Ghana Police Service  for prosecution.

The fake detergent found has been seized pending further investigations and safe disposal. We have also taken steps to retrieve any of such products that may be on the market.

We further assure the public that FDA is collaborating with other state agencies to rid the market of such fake products.


The general public especially business owners, wholesale and retail facilities are hereby cautioned against dealing in counterfeit, fake or substandard medicines, food, medical devices, cosmetics and household chemicals.

We further encourage the general public to provide information on persons in any activities that are  likely to endanger public health and safety with respect to FDA’s mandate through any of the following contact numbers; 0244337235, 0246809509, 0200426256 or 0544863418.

You may also reach us on our Toll Free line or text to the short code as follows;

Toll Free Line: 0800-151-000 (Free only on Vodafone and Airtel Networks)

Short Code:   4015 (Free on all Networks excluding GLO)





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