Companies who have invested in the production of such products, selling, and advertisement of such products would be prosecuted should they continue to flout the country’s laws.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned producers of unregistered body enhancement products to cease immediately.

FDA Chief Executive Officer Delese Darko said companies invested in the production, selling, and advertisement of such products would be prosecuted should they continue to flout the country’s laws.

“The FDA as part of its routine market surveillance and monitoring activities have noted with utmost concern how some companies are producing, selling and advertising body enhancements products with no authorization from the Authority and in contravention with the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851).

“Sections 111 and 114 of the Public Health Act 851 of 2012 mandates anyone into the manufacturing and advertising regulated products to seek the approval of the FDA before offering them a sale to the general public,” the authority said in a statement.

The authority urged the public not to patronise such products as they could have adverse health implications.

The FDA reiterated its commitment to protect the general public and deal with manufacturing companies that contravene the warning.

This is not the first time the FDA is warning against the sale and adverts of unauthorized body enhancement products, but such products seem to find their way in the open market.

Some of the products that are growing in popularity are purported to be used to enlarge breasts, hips, buttocks, and the male sexual reproductive organ.

On November 17, 2018, the Food and Drugs Board issued a similar directive.

At the time, it said it had not approved any sexual or body enhancement product for sale.

At a press conference in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional Head of FDA, Nora Narkie Terlabie, said the authority could not guarantee the health and safety of users of these unapproved products.

She mentioned some of the popular brands of body enhancement products as “breast lifting fast cream”, “soft curve booty”, “hip cream”, “bobaraba cream”, “yodicapsule”, and “penis enlargement capsule”.

Others were “lady killer”, “viamax”, “black-K king kong”, “virgin cream”, “charm sex”, and “max man”, all meant to excite sexual pleasure.

Mrs Terlabie said preliminary investigations revealed that these products were brought into the country from Nigeria and that the authority was currently working with law enforcement agencies to clamp down on the importation and sale of the unapproved products on the Ghanaian market.

She said the labels of the products do not have any information as required by the Ghana Labelling Regulation, LI 1541.

They also have no manufacturer's address or contact details, no country of origin, and most importantly, no list of active ingredients.

Below is the statement

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