The items included canned foods and drinks, orthodox and herbal medicines, aphrodisiacs, cosmetics and household chemicals.
Mr. Matthew Gyang Nkum, FDB Regional Officer, said at a press conference in Sunyani the items, which posed a health risk to consumers, were seized during the first quarter of 2012 post market surveillances (PMS) conducted in 233 shops in six districts and three municipalities in the Region.
He mentioned Sunyani East, Berekum and Asunafo North Municipalities and Pru, Sene, Tano North, Jaman South, Atebubu-Amanten and Sunyani West Districts as some of the areas the exercise was carried out.
The FDB Regional Officer expressed the hope that by the end of the second quarter PMS, the board would have covered the remaining five municipalities and eight districts for a complete exercise in the region.
The exercise will then begin again from one municipality/district to another with the view to ensuring safety, quality and efficacy of products offered for sale in fulfillment of the Board’s mandate, he added.