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Unhealthy & Bad Sprite Bottles Found in Nigeria, NAFDAC Issues Warning

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Unhealthy & Bad Sprite Bottles Found in Nigeria, NAFDAC Issues Warning

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a warning regarding a batch of unhealthy Sprite 50cl glass bottles that have been found in circulation in Nigeria.

This discovery was made after a consumer complaint was received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the Agency.

Upon investigation, it was found that over five crates of the implicated batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles were contaminated with particles.

The affected batch has been sampled for laboratory analysis in the NAFDAC laboratory, and the Agency has instructed its zonal directors and state coordinators to conduct surveillance and remove the contaminated batch from the market.

Additionally, a comprehensive inspection of the manufacturing site will be carried out to determine the cause of the contamination and ensure compliance with marketing authorization.

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant) has been directed to recall the affected batch and report to NAFDAC for monitoring purposes.

The details of the products are as follows.

Product name: Sprite 50cl glass bottles

Product manufacturer: Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant)

BN: AZ6 22:32

MFD: 180423

BB: 180424

NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid the consumption, sale, or distribution of the unwholesome product. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.

Anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you, or someone you know, have consumed this product or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional.

Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicion of distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC on 0800-162-3322 or via email: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng

Similarly, consumers are also encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the consumption of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office, or through the use of the E-reporting platforms available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng or via the Med-safety application available for download on android and IOS stores or via e-mail on pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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