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FDA halts sale of ‘fake’ Blue Jeans energy drinks

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has halted the distribution and sale of all Blue Jeans Energy Drinks from the market.

This comes on the back of a video circulating on social media on an energy drink alleged to be Blue Jeans Energy Drink.
The said video showed that the product had been relabelled as Blue Jeans Energy Drink, but it appeared the product was not Blue Jeans Energy Drink.

The FDA has in a statement copied to Pulse.com.gh indicated that it had commenced investigations into the said energy drink “to take necessary regulatory measures to protect public health and safety.”
“We acknowledge with deep concerns the potential safety issues this video raises and the apparent panic it has caused.
“The FDA regrets that the consuming public has had to grapple with this challenge, and wishes to assure the public that it has taken immediate steps to address the concerns,” the statement added.

The FDA said it has taken further steps by ordering; “Cessation of the distribution and sale of all Blue Jeans Energy Drinks; total recall from trade of the special Christmas consignment of Blue Jeans Energy Drinks with labels bearing Santa Claus (Father Christmas), and submission of all relevant documents for its examination.”
The statement further called on members of the public who have stocks of the product to notify the nearest FDA office.
It, however, indicated that the importer is assisting with investigations.

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