We have not registered any body enlargement product- FDA cautions celebs over social media advertisement
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned celebrities to desist from advertising body enlargement products on social media.
According to the FDA, they have not approved any body enlargement product, which would further warrant an advertisement on any platform.
Speaking to The Spectator, the Head of Communications, Mr.James Lartey, said celebrities should demand FDA approval documents from people who approached them to advertise their products on any platform.
Responding to recent development of celebrities advertising body enlargement products on their social media platforms, Mr Lartey added “in the first place, FDA has not registered any buttocks, penis, or breast enlargement product.”
Against this backdrop, he cautioned them to desist from advertising them, because it was contrary to Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851), which enforces standards for the sale of food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products.
According to him, anyone seen selling or advertising any product which has not been approved by the FDA is perpetrating an illegality, and should stop immediately.
He further advised celebrities who are approached for advertisement to demand FDA approval notice of the product, and further request for a letter approving the advert, after the text of the commercial had been vetted.
“If anyone approaches you to advertise a product, demand for the approval document, that alone does not automatically guarantee you to advertise the product, further demand for a letter approving the advert, before you go ahead,” he said.
Mr Lartey said, the FDA has a mandate to ensure the safety of the public, and for that matter, everyone needed to collaborate with them to save lives.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme