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‘Faeces in sachet water’ research finding inaccurate – FDA

‘Faeces in sachet water’ research finding inaccurate – FDA

Ghana News
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has debunked claims that sachet water on the market is contaminated with faecal matter. The Authority said the outcome of its regular surveillance of sachet water producers is not in conformity with observations by the Ghana Statistical Service. A study by the Ghana Statistical Service revealed that most sachet water on the market was contaminated with faecal matter. The multiple indicator cluster survey conducted in 2017 revealed 34.1% of households in Ghana which relied on sachet water as a drinking water source had an appreciable amount of Esherichia coli, a contamination indicator.   In a response to media reports on the poor quality and safety of sachet water, the FDA assured of regular inspection of manufacturing facilitie...

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