NAFDAC alerts Nigerians over circulation of unwholesome Sprite drink

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public over the circulation of a batch of unwholesome Sprite 50cl glass bottles circulating in Nigeria.

A statement released by the agency says the product was 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. 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.” the statement reads in part

The agency added that a comprehensive current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Inspection of the manufacturing site is to be carried out by the Agency and that this is to find the route cause of the contamination and ensure compliance to marketing authorization.

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