Killer Sprite Drinks In Circulation, NAFDAC Warns

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News Investigators/ The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised an alarm over the circulation of a contaminated Sprite drink in Nigeria.

The agency said a batch of unwholesome Sprite 50cl glass bottles is circulating in Nigeria, warning the public to beware of such.

NAFDAC, in a statement said the products have been discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the Agency.

‘’On investigation, at the point of purchase and supplier’s address, over five (5) crates of the implicated batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles were discovered to be contaminated with particles,” it said.

Adding: “The affected batch of the unwholesome product has been sampled for laboratory analysis in the NAFDAC laboratory and the Agency has directed all zonal directors and state coordinators to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batch of the unwholesome product,” it further said.

The agency added that a comprehensive Inspection of the manufacturing site is to be carried out by the Agency to find the route cause of the contamination and ensure compliance to marketing authorization.

The company, (Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant) has been directed to recall the implicated batch of the unwholesome product and report to NAFDAC for effective monitoring.

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