Food & Drugs seizes over 1,000 cosmetic products from Industry man
See below full statement issued by the Government Analyst – Food and Drugs Department:
The Government Analyst – Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) wishes to advise the general public particularly importers of cosmetics to ensure that all cosmetic items duly facilitated for release by our department are labelled in the English Language.
This Department had cause to seize and remove One Thousand One Hundred and Forty-Seven (1147) bottles of cosmetics from the premise of Mr Annand Rampersaud of Lot 56, Third Street, Industry Housing Scheme.
These items were imported into Guyana via the Lethem border and were not processed by the department; in addition, they were presented in a foreign language (Portuguese).
According to the laws of Guyana Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03 and its accompanying Regulations, Regulation 7, 18 (15) and Part V Regulations 99 states: “No person shall sell a cosmetic unless a label is applied to the cosmetic in compliance with these Regulations”
Importers are therefore being urged to ensure their products are in compliance with the laws of Guyana Food and Drug Act and its Regulation for labelling of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices are in ENGLISH.
Dr. Marlan Cole MPH, DrPH, A.A.
Director – Food and Drugs Department