The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has taken into custody a consignment of canned Lucozade belonging to Andiana Royal Ventures at a warehouse in Hong Kong near Lapaz in Accra.

According to the Authority, the expiry dates of the canned Lucozade were being deliberately and fraudulently changed from September 2019 to September 2020.

The batch numbers of the said canned product include SEP 19 L4A and SEP 19 L4B.

“The information on the relabeling got to the FDA through a journalist last Saturday and immediately the FDA dispatched officers who worked tirelessly over the weekend to ensure the detention of the consignment,” it said in a statement Wednesday.

It disclosed that the two persons who were involved in the tampering of the date markings have been arrested and are assisting the police in their investigation.

“The FDA, therefore, wishes to advise the general public to critically examine any canned  Lucozade they wish to patronize and ensure not to purchase any having batch numbers; SEP 19 L4A and SEP 19 L4B with an expiry date of September 2020,” it said.

It added that the wellbeing of the general public is its priority and, therefore, its activities are designed to provide continuous assurance of safety of all foods, medicines, cosmetics, household chemical substance and medical devices.”