The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Ghana Police have arrested three Nigerians, who are said to have flooded the Ghanaian market with a liquid formulation called, Light Duty Cleaner (LDC), claiming it is a medicinal preparation for oral hygiene.
“The Northern Regional office of the FDA with the assistance of the Northern Regional Police has affected the arrest of three (3) Nigerian men on the matter and they are assisting the Police in their investigations”, the statement said.
According to the FDA, the product is believed to have been formulated from the original LDC, a household cleaning solution, which is a GNLD product.
It said the fake preparation, claims it can be used for the following conditions; all skin infections, foot rot, wound dressing, bad breath, mouthwash, ringworm, odour, shaving rash, mildew, onycholysis and ladies’ white.
The FDA has, therefore, advised the public to be cautious of the distribution and sale of the product.
“The Food and Drugs Authority will like to use this opportunity to advise consumers against the patronage of the said product and to beware of persons who come to them with will all manner of products purporting to have curative properties or the ability to manage one form of health condition or another,” it said.
“The FDA is assuring the public of its continuous resolve to protect public health and safety. Consequently, the FDA is appealing to the public to give information on any practice, which has the possibility of injuring public health and safety through any of the following contacts; 0244337235, 0244337251, 0299802932, 0299802933, or on the toll free line 0800151000 (free only on Airtel and Vodafone),” the statement said.