Manufacturers of the COA FS drug, Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission, have challenged claims by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) that their product is unwholesome for public consumption.
This follows an order by the Authority to recall the food supplement from the market back to the point of sale.
Testing of samples of the product in Cape Coast also revealed “excessive microbial, mould and yeast contamination,” according to an FDA statement.
The FDA said that Escherichia Coli as it is popularly known, causes gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
But the company in a statement noted that, the FDA’s claims insisting that tests ran at the laboratories of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital after the assertion showed the absence of any contaminant in their products.
“In spite of our doubts of the claim, subsequently, we ran a microbial test for the identified samples with batch numbers CFA00003 and CFS00004 on our reference samples from the microbiology laboratory of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. The results of the microbial tests do not disclose contamination by Yeast, Mould and E.coli as indicated in the FDA press statement,” the statement observed.
Read below the full statement