The Food and Drugs Authority has replied COA Herbal who have challenged the test results conducted by the former on COA FS food supplement.
The FDA last week ordered COA Herbal to recalled some batch of their COA FS food supplement after some test proved that it was contaminated.
The FDA’s test on samples of COA FS Food Supplement product showed excessive microbial, mold and yeast contamination.
They also found out that the product was contaminated with E.Coli which must not be present in a medicinal product.
This seem not to have gone down well with Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission, manufacturers of the product who also conducted their own private test.
They did the test at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and the results proved that the drug was not contaminated.
They have accused the FDA of plotting to bring them down but Head of laboratories at the FDA, Eric Kakari Boateng on Citi FM says they trust the results they had and they do thorough cross-check before they release results.
“If they have done (their own tests), that is their piece of cake I guess. We trust the result that we realised. We always stand by it. This is not the first time we have been challenged. This is like the fifth time. Even multinationals have challenged us and we have not lost a single one because before we come out with the results, we cross-check so we are extremely sure of what we are doing before it comes out. Telling someone to do recall is not an easy thing so we will not just come and tell you to do a recall when there is no cause for concern. But our recall stills holds.”
He entreated the company to submit their results to the FDA so action can be taken on it.
“There are standard ways of resolving challenges. They have a right to challenge so they should submit the report, attach a letter and bring it to the FDA and then we will take it from there. We say there is contamination, they say there is no contamination but it is what the law says. So they should get their report and send it through the right channel,” he added.