FDA INSTRUCTS LOCAL COSMETIC PRODUCERS TO REGISTER THEIR PRODUCTS

The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) urges local cosmetics manufacturers to register with the agency, as well as household chemical materials.

The FDA has stated a number of measures to address the various industry growth enabling provisions available to small and medium scale enterprises in Ghana. The FDA has started a number of activities aimed at alleviating this problem for regulated small businesses, without compromising on public safety.

The FDA identifies businesses within small and medium-sized enterprises, and aims to facilitate both market access and growth. The FDA acknowledged the financial challenges associated with start-up business projects and the inherent difficulty of meeting regulatory requirements prior to market authorization.

This is in support of various government programs, such as the One District, One Factory (1D1F) and other small businesses.

In line with the “Ghana beyond Aid” agenda, the Authority is poised to promote the growth and development of local industry.

The Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) requires the Food and Drug Authority to control fruit, narcotics, dietary supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products, as well as clinical trials.

SOURCE: www.kantankatv.com | Eugenia Duodu

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