The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned importers against the act of bringing into the country, unregistered products.
This warning follows the alarming rate at which products continue to arrive in the country without meeting the proper requirements.
“The Food and Drugs Authority has noted with grave concern the rate at which some importers continue to import into the country, products that do not conform to the regulatory requirements of product registration which ultimately find their way to the market and pose a potential health hazard to unsuspecting customers,” a statement from the Authority noted.
Due to this, the Authority is informing all importers that no unregistered imports would be allowed for clearance at the ports by February 1.
“Failure to adhere to these warnings will attract sanctions in the form of fines, imprisonment or both,” the statement added.
The general public has also been urged to report any suspicious activity on regulated products to the FDA.