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50cl Sprite drink in circulation contaminated – NAFDAC

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warned consumers in Nigeria about a batch of unwholesome Sprite 50cl glass bottles circulating in the country that is contaminated with particles.

This product was discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the agency, according to a statement on Saturday.

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

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It said a comprehensive current Good Manufacturing Practice Inspection of the manufacturing site is to be carried out by the agency, “this is to find the route cause of the contamination and ensure compliance to marketing authorization.”

It added that 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.