Manufacturers of cosmetics asked to register their products

The Food and Drug Authority {FDA} is entreating local manufacturers of cosmetic as well as household chemical substances to register with their products with the authority.

The FDA has given out a number of measures to address the various industry growth-enabling provisions available to small and medium scale enterprises in the country.

The Authority instituted a number of activities aimed at easing this problem for regulated small businesses without compromising on public safety

The FDA identifies business within the framework of small and medium scale enterprises and aims to facilitate both their access to the market and growth.

The FDA also recognize the financial challenges associated with start-up business projects and the immanent impediments in meeting regulatory requirements prior to market authorization.

This move is in support of the ruling government’s initiatives such as the One District, One Factory (1D1F) and other small-scale industries.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) formerly the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) was established in August 1997 under the Food and Drugs Law, 1992 (PNDCL 305B). It is the National Regulatory Authority mandated by the public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products.

The FDA Ghana’s legal mandate is found in part 6 (Tobacco Control Measures), part 7 (Food and Drugs), and part 8 (Clinical trials) of the Public Health Act, Act 851 of 2012. The FDA is an Agency under the Ministry of Health with an eleven member Governing Board inclusive of the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the day to day administration of the FDA.

The objective of the Authority is to provide and enforce standards for the sale of food, herbal medicinal products, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices and household chemical substances.

Paa Kweku Eshun

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