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FDA warns the public to disregard sponsored content that incites dread and anxiety


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned the public to ignore sponsored content and materials that promoted unfavourable competition to some businesses’ advantage while inciting fear and terror among consumers.

According to the Authority, in order to stop the spread of excessive anxiety among the public, residents should report such films, contents, or materials to the FDA.


The FDA made a notice in a press release sent by the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer to address a YouTube video that surfaced again about the pH of packaged water sold in Ghana.

“The video suggests that some brands have pH values that are outside of the allowable pH range, are ‘impure,’ and are not suitable for drinking,” the statement read.

Once more, the FDA noted that the video depicted sloppy, unreferenced practises utilising a lacklustre scale that did not support any regulatory decision.

The statement claimed that the pH level required in drinking water was therefore tested scientifically using a calibrated pH meter, which raised concerns about regulatory judgements.

According to the FDA, the pH range of drinking water that has been deemed safe by the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is between 6.5 and 8.5.

As a result, the statement said that any packaged or bottled water that met the necessary pH requirements and was certified by the GSA and the WHO was safe to drink.

Following this, the FDA encouraged the general public to buy packaged and bottled water that had been registered with the FDA while they double-checked the registration status.

The ProPer Platform ( Verify) and the product label should be used to check the registration status of packaged/bottled drinking water and all other regulated items, it said.


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