EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Following preliminary investigations based on concerns raised by consumers, the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) has reached an agreement with Saho-Plast; owners of Top Saho Fruit Drink for a voluntary recall of its products (TopSaho Fruit Canned Drinks) currently in circulation in the market.
The food safety authority said this is due to a concern on a particular lot/consignment which has been observed to depict abnormal characteristics of the Top Saho product.
Saho-Plast is helping with the investigations and will stop all sales of these products pending the outcome of the investigation. “The general public will be provided with necessary guidance and information after the conclusion of the investigation. In the meantime, the general public is assured of the resolve of the Authority to ensure that the voluntary recall by Saho-Plast is properly implemented as stipulated in the Internal Incident Response Protocol (FSQA/IRP1 2017) and the Traceability and Recall Guidelines (FSQA/GL 3 2016, FSQA/GL 4 2016) of the Authority,” FSQA said.
The General Public, especially customers of the TopSaho fruit drink, are urged to assist the management of Saho-Plast for a smooth and quick recall of the fruit drink from the market.
The Authority reassure consumers that it will continue to protect and safeguard the health of the populace.