The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has directed the withdrawal of all batches of about 16 brands of tomato paste from the market.

In a statement on Monday, the FDA said these brands of tomato paste were found to contain the ingredients starch and colour (erythrosine) that were not indicated on the labels. These ingredients are not permitted in tomato paste.

According to the FDA, “these products do not conform to the Ghana Standard for Tomato Paste…”

Read the full statement below: