Tag Archives: Consumer Protection Council

Ebonyi State bans serving of Coca-Cola branded Soft drinks at State functions

The Ebonyi State Government has become the first State in Nigeria to restrict the consumption of Coca-Cola products in the state.

Concerned with the recent ruling by a Lagos State High Court against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) on the alleged health effects of consuming Fanta and Sprite, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday issued an order, banning the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state.

CPC gets new head in major agency shake-up

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced the Director-General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and 22 other Federal Government agencies in what appears to be a major agency shake-up.

The CPC was formerly headed by Mrs. Dupe Atoki, who earlier this week released the results of her agency’s investigation on the level of additives contained in soft drinks produced in Nigeria.

Suntory defends integrity of its brands – Lucozade

Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria Limited, makers of Lucozade has guaranteed its customers that Lucozade does not contain benzoic acid as stated in a recent laboratory report by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). The company went on to say that its products are safe and healthy for human consumption.

The beverage giant, which took control of Lucozade and Ribena brands from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc (“GSK Nigeria Plc”) last year said it became necessary to clarify the contents of its drink after media reports claimed that laboratory analysis conducted by the CPC showed high levels of benzoic acid in Lucozade, above the Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS) which is 250mg per kg.

CPC calls for review of levels of additives in soft drinks

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Tuesday released its results of findings on the level of benzoic acid and sunset yellow found in Fanta and Sprite as well as other soft drink brands bottled in the country.

The Council said it was compelled to launch an investigation following the public outcry after a Lagos High Court ruled in the case of Fijabi Adebo and his firm Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC).

CPC opens investigation on NBC – Fanta, Sprite Court ruling

The Consumer Protection Council (“CPC”) on Thursday said it had opened an investigation on the recent court ruling regarding Fanta and Sprite, products of Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”).

The Director-General of CPC, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, said it had written a letter to NBC summoning it to provide the agency detailed information about the composition and all laboratory tests of the two products – Fanta and Sprite, covering the last 10 years between 2008 and March 2017.

Consumer Protection Council seeks Anti-Monopoly law

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is said to be leading other stakeholders in seeing that a Federal Competition and Consumer Protection bill currently in the National Assembly is passed.

According to the bill sponsors, the bill when signed into law will guaranty that consumers are protected from monopoly and cartel in the production of goods and services.

Nigerian Breweries makes first statement on CPC investigation on health claims made at beer symposium

Nigerian Breweries Plc said on Friday it had received a notice from the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) about an ongoing investigation launched by the agency on the “veracity of claims regarding the health benefits of beer consumption” made by the company at the recently held Third Annual Beer Symposium.

CPC opens probe into Nigerian Breweries’ health claims on beer consumption

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said on Sunday it has opened an investigation into claims made by Nigerian Breweries Plc on nutritional and health benefits of beer consumption.

The government agency issued a 14-day ultimatum to the brewer to provide evidence to support the claims which the agency said was capable of luring unsuspecting consumers into unwholesome consumption of the product.