Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches of Eva bottled water produced and bottled by the NBC, it has determined that Eva bottled Water is safe for consumption. The two batches of Eva Premium Table Water had raised quality concerns after they were reported to change colour as well as contain presence of particles. Following the alert, NAFDAC issued its own public…

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Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches of Eva bottled water produced and bottled by the NBC, it has determined that Eva bottled Water is safe for consumption. The two batches of Eva Premium Table Water had raised quality concerns after they were reported to change colour as well as contain presence of particles. Following the alert, NAFDAC issued its own public…

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Nigerian Bottling Company recalls Eva bottled water over quality concerns

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has recalled two batches of its Eva Premium Table Water over quality concerns of the product. This also follows a directive issued by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to withdraw the product from the market. The company confirmed that the recall applied to the 75cl Eva packaged water produced between May 22 and 23 at its Asejire Plant in Ibadan, Oyo State after it voluntarily notified the regulator on the product’s quality. According to a statement…

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NAFDAC suspends implementation of new tariffs on food products, others

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has suspended the implementation of the new tariffs on food, pharmaceutical and allied products. The regulator had commenced implementation of the new standards on June 1 that saw a massive hike in medium and small enterprises tariffs from N10, 000 (US$27.78) to N84, 000 (US$233.33). NAFDAC has said the suspension seeks to reduce tension, and assuage the yearnings of stakeholders in the food, pharmaceutical and allied industries. In a statement from the agency signed by its Director of…

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Krispy Kreme’s Lagos store reopens after food agency reaffirms safety operations

NIGERIA- The Consumer Protection council (“CPC”) has ordered the reopening of the Krispy Kreme after affirming the American doughnuts and coffee brand’s operations were safe and in accordance to regulations. Beverage Industry news has reported that the move came following a statement released by the food safety standards regulator, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) stating that it was satisfied that the vital question of safe operations had been resolved sufficiently to allow operations accordingly. According to CPC’s statement, NAFDAC has pursued its regulatory process…

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CPC, NAFDAC partner to stem food, drugs adulteration

NIGERIA – The Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, and his counterpart at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, have concluded plans to fight the menace of counterfeit and adulterated products in Nigeria. Key areas of the discussion focused on mutual collaboration for a more robust protection in the food and drug sector, and the urgent need for broad, focused, and strategic intervention in adulteration and counterfeiting and many others. A statement from CPC said the resolutions were reached during…

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Malta Guinness Herbs Lite wins innovation and creativity award

NIGERIA – Malta Guinness Herbs Lite, a malt brand from the stables of Guinness Nigeria Plc has won the ‘Fair Competition and Creativity Nigeria Awards’ (FCCNA) for its innovation and creativity. The award ceremony which took place on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry was organized by the Consumer Rights Awareness Advancement and Advocacy Initiative (CRAAI). The Fair Competition and Creativity Nigeria Award (FCCNA) aims to encourage and reward companies and organizations that use innovation and creativity as tools to continually deliver superior products…

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NAFDAC slashes registration fees for food products by 50%

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC has slashed the registration fees for food and products by business outfits by 50%. The acting Director General, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, who disclosed this in Minna, Niger state on Monday, said that the decision was to boost manufacturing of goods and other businesses in the country. Speaking at a Stakeholders Consultative Forum for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE), Mogbojuri said the new initiative was also in support of the federal government’s initiative on Ease of Doing…

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House panel accuses NAFDAC of failure to perform duty

NIGERIA – The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the production and distribution of soft drinks manufactured by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) and other soft drinks producers in the country accused the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of compromise and failing in its duties to live up to its responsibility. At the resumption of the committee’s hearing on Thursday, the majority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives and chair of the committee, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila called on the agency to live up…

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House panel pledges to continue soft drinks probe

NIGERIA – Majority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the National Assembly has power to carry out an investigation into a matter involving privately-run companies. Speaking as the chairman of the House ad hoc Committee investigating the production and distribution of soft drinks manufactured by the Nigerian Bottling Company PLC (NBC), and other soft drinks sold in the country, Hon. Gbajabiamila stressed that it was equally erroneous to assume that the National Assembly would halt a probe because a party involved had taken…

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