The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced the recall of some batches of Ceres 100% Apple Juice on the Ghanaian market.
This follows information that the products contain high levels of mycotoxin-patulin, a food mould, above the regulatory threshold.
In a statement issued on Friday, the FDA said it has so far retrieved most of the affected batches from the market but is counting on the support of the public to retrieve the rest.
“The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Ghana in collaboration with Transmed Ghana Limited, Accra wishes to bring to the attention of the public an ongoing recall of certain batches of Ceres 100% Apple Juice… This follows information received from the International Food Safety Network (INFOSAN) and the manufacturer of the product, Pioneer Foods Groceries (Pty) Limited, South Africa confirming that extensive laboratory tests and consultations with their local supplier of the apple juice concentrate, revealed that it contained levels of mycotoxin-patulin higher than the regulatory threshold,” it said in a statement.
The FDA urged the public to return all of the affected products in their possession to the depots of Transmed Ghana Limited or any of the FDA’s offices nationwide.