Foods and Drug Authority

Foods and Drug Authority

Foods and Drug Authority

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) formerly the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) was established in August 1997 under the Food and Drugs Law, 1992 (PNDCL 305B). It is the National Regulatory Authority mandated by the public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products.

The FDA Ghana’s legal mandate is found in part 6 (Tobacco Control Measures), part 7 (Food and Drugs), and part 8 (Clinical trials) of the Public Health Act, Act 851 of 2012. The FDA is an Agency under the Ministry of Health with an eleven member Governing Board inclusive of the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the day to day administration of the FDA.

The objective of the Authority is to provide and enforce standards for the sale of food, herbal medicinal products, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices and household chemical substances.

Functions of the Authority

  • a) Ensure adequate and effective standards for food,drugs, cosmetics, household chemicals and medical devices;
  • b) Monitor through the District Assemblies and any other agency of State compliance with the provisions of Part 6,7 and 8 of the Public Health Act,2012 (ACT 851);
  • c)Advise the Minister on measures for the protection of the health of consumers;
  • d)Advise the Minister on the preparation of effective Regulations for the implementation of Part 6,7 and 8 of the Public Health Act,2012 (ACT 851);
  • e)Approve the initiation and conduct of clinical trials in the country;
  • f) Perform any other functions that are ancillary to attaining the objects of the Authority;

Website :

(+233) – 302-233200/ 235100
(+233) – 0551112224/5 (Hotline)
0800151000 (Toll free)

  • Head Office

    PHONE NO03022 35100

    ADDRESSNo. 17 Indian Ocean Street, Nelson Mandela Avenue, Shiashie
    P.O Box CT 2783
    Accra. GPS: GA–237–7316
     Get Map Direction
  • Western Regional Office

    PHONE NO031 202 7558

    0544 338 829

    ADDRESSAdjacent Fidelity Bank, Ghana Post Building, Takoradi Harbour
    P. O. Box MC2129,
    Takoradi GPS: WS-406-1927
     Get Map Direction
  • Volta Regional Office

    PHONE NO+233-3620-26659

    +233-2443-99632 / 0247 978 956

    ADDRESSGWCL Building (Same Building with Cool FM),
    Private Mail Bag
    Ho. GPS: VH–0016–3748
     Get Map Direction
  • Upper West Regional Office

    PHONE NO+233-3920-20111

    +233-244 470 413

    ADDRESSController Block, Ministries,
    P. O. Box 291
    Wa. GPS: SW–022–9492
     Get Map Direction
  • Upper East Regional Office

    PHONE NO0247 717 744

    0500 233 377

    ADDRESSRegional Administration Building,
    P. O. Box 612,
    Bolgatanga GPS: UB-0034-4017
     Get Map Direction
  • Northern Regional Office

    PHONE NO03672024935

    0208 120 901

    ADDRESSRegional Administration Building,
    P. O. Box TL 1763,
    Tamale GPS: NT–0066–3381
     Get Map Direction
  • Eastern Regional Office

    PHONE NO0277 705 752

    ADDRESSHospital Road, Opposite Assemblies of God Church,
    P. O. Box KF 2431,
    Koforidua GPS: EN-011-2579
     Get Map Direction
  • Central Regional Office

    PHONE NO+233-33-090110

    +233-245839521 / 0504422905

    ADDRESSUCC Credit Union Building Adjacent, CEDECOM Building, Pedu Junction
    P. O. Box CC 1373,
    Cape Coast GPS: CC-097-0402
     Get Map Direction
  • Bono Regional Office

    PHONE NO+233-3520-28791


    ADDRESSHouse No. 61A, Nkwabeng Extention, Sunyani. Near St. Mary’s School. Opposite Goode Goode Spot.
    Postal address PMB, Sunyani
    GPS: BS-0054-2542
     Get Map Direction
  • Ashanti Regional Office

    PHONE NO+233-302-203-6027/70


    ADDRESSRegional Coordinating Council (RCC),
    next to Electoral Commission’s Office
    P. O. Box ST 402,
    GPS: AK-133-7324
     Get Map Direction


Name: Foods and Drug Authority
Contacts: 0302233200
Region: Greater Accra
Location: Accra
Ghana Post GPS: GA–237–7316



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