Angel Group of Companies, producers of Adonko Bitters has reacted to the directive by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) asking them to to recall Adonko Bitters, an alcoholic beverage from the market.
The company has described the directive as surprising since it was the FDA that approved the product would turn around and question its quality and safety mechanism.
The FDA last Thursday ordered Angel Group of Companies to recall the product from the market for contravening the Authority’s code on sale and advertisement of alcoholic beverages.
The directive came after the FDA conducted investigations into circumstances that led to the passing out of dozens of youth and minors at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi after an Easter Monday concert.
The group was also fined GHc 25, 000 but addressing a press conference, the Marketing Manager for the drink, Samuel Yaw Amankwah admonished the FDA to reconsider its decision.
According to him, it was difficult to determine the ages of the individuals who stormed the venue for the event at the gates since those who came appeared to be of age.
He added: “We also assure the FDA of our full commitment and cooperation with the ongoing investigation even though we are certain that the outcome will confirm the contents of the product remains what the FDA approved.