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Beware Of Contaminated Sprite 50cl Glass Bottle, NAFDAC Warns


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the general public of a batch of contaminated Sprite 50cl glass bottles circulating in the country.

It disclosed that the unwholesome product was discovered following a consumer’s complaint, and the investigation of the particular batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles, which were discovered to be contaminated with particles.

The Agency further stated that the affected batch of the product are being mopped up, while samples have been sent to its laboratory for further analysis.

NAFDAC also directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant) to recall the implicated batch of the unwholesome product and report to it for effective monitoring.

NAFDAC, in a statement signed by its management, said: “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.

“Similarly, a comprehensive current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) 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.”

The Agency implored 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,” it said.

It further advised anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

It said: “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.

“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 also encouraged the members of the public 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

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