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Welcome to Food and Drugs Authority(FDA)

The Food and Drugs Authority is the national regulatory body under the Ministry of Health with the responsibility of implementing Food and Drugs Law of 1992, (PNDCL 305B) to regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, use and advertisements of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and household chemicals with respect to ensuring their safety, quality and efficacy. In exercising this mandate, the Food and Drugs Authority ensures the safety and wholesomeness of foods we eat.
The Food and Drugs Authority also ensures that human and veterinary drugs, household chemicals substances, cosmetics and medical devices are safe and effective. The Food and Drugs Authority therefore regulates the following products under its mandate:

1. Product Registration and Manufacturing Establishment/Premises Licensing

2. Cosmetics

Includes any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold, or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair, or teeth and includes deodorants and perfumes.
What is regulated.
  • Safety
  • Labelling, etc.

  • 3. Household Chemical Substances
    means any substance or mixture of substances prepared, sold or represented for use as:
  • Germicide
  • Antiseptic
  • Disinfectant
  • Pesticide
  • Insecticide
  • Vermicide
  • Detergent
  • Or any other substance or mixture of substances which the Minister of Health may after consultation with the Authority, declare to be a household chemical substance.

    4. Foods
  • Labelling
  • Safety of all food products
  • Bottled and Sachet drinking water
  • Dietary Supplements

  • 5. Drugs
  • Medicines and vaccines registration and approval
  • Allopathic and Herbal Medicines permit regulation
  • OTC and prescription drug labelling
  • Drugs Safety Monitoring

  • 6. Medical Device
    means any instrument or apparatus including components, parts and accessories of if manufactured, sold or represented for use in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or the symptoms of it in man or animal.
    What is regulated:
  • Pre-market approval of new devices
  • Manufacturing and performance standards
  • Tracking reports of device malfunctioning and serious adverse reactions

  • 7. Veterinary Products
  • Animal Medicines
  • Veterinary devices
  • Animal feeds
  • Food products of animal origin
  • Regulation of meat markets/shops, etc

  • 8. Tobacco, Narcotics and Psychotropic substances Control

    9. Evaluation of Promotional Materials (Advertisements)

    Advertisements on all of the above-mentioned items

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