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Fijabi Adebo, the businessman at the center of the NBC- Fanta, Sprite controversy speaks

Fijabi Adebo and his firm Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited has become synonymous with the ongoing dispute between the Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (“NAFDAC”), a Lagos High Court and the Federal Ministry of Health. Mr. Adebo recently spoke on his travails and events that led up to the recent court judgement.

University Don pokes holes in FG’s Fanta, Sprite safety claims

The Vice-Chancellor of the Benson Idahosa University, Edo State, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, has challenged the Federal Ministry of Health claims that Fanta and Sprite, both products of the Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”) are safe for human consumption.

Prof. Izevbigie, who spoke at a media parley in Benin City, said that the Health Ministry’s claims did not fully address the safety raised by the court ruling.

A Lagos high Court had instructed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel the NBC to insert a written warning on its products that Fanta and Sprite could not be consumed with Vitamin C.

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.

NBC tries to ease public concern over use of Benzoic and Ascorbic Acid in Soft drinks

Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”) released a statement on Thursday to ease public fears over its use of benzoic and ascorbic acids in the production of Fanta and Sprite.

The announcement comes on the heels of a Lagos High Court ruling which ordered the National Agency for Food and drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel the NBC to include health warning on its drink labels cautioning consumers on the dangers of taking Vitamin C with either Fanta or Sprite as the combination becomes poisonous.

NAFDAC, NBC appeal court ruling on new Fanta-Sprite labeling requirement

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”) have appealed a Lagos High Court judgement which required that NBC put a health warning label on its Fanta and Sprite brands informing consumers that consuming the products with Vitamin C was poisonous.

The Director-General, NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, said that the agency had filed an appeal against the judgement and a motion to stay its execution.

“NAFDAC is a national regulatory authority and will react both scientifically and legally to the matter. Our lawyer has filed an appeal and a motion to stay execution of action of the judgment,” the DG stated.

Coca-Cola unveils new Fanta ‘Play It Better’ campaign

Soft drinks giant, Coca-Cola Nigeria Plc on Tuesday launched its new Fanta “Play It Better” communication campaign in Lagos.

The campaign, which is scheduled to run for 11 months on different media platforms including; television, radio, out of home, digital and print, will feature different advertisement with five major Nigerian languages- English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Pidgin.

Speaking at the campaign unveiling on Tuesday, February 16th at The Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Patricia Jemibewon, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria said, the Fanta “Play It Better” campaign will connect with its consumers via its various digital and social media platforms and experiential sampling activation.

NBC plans to site largest production facility in Nigeria in Imo

Nigerian Bottling Company, makers of the Coca-Cola and Fanta brand have announced plans to build a new production facility in Okigwe, Imo State.

The company’s Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Uzo Odenigbo, said that NBC was currently following laid out plans to double production capacity in the country by 2020.

He added that while some of their facilities in Nigeria were being upgraded, a new plant would be built in Imo.

International best practices is our hallmark, says NBC

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), bottlers of the Coca-Cola beverage brand in Nigeria said they adhere strictly to international standards in their manufacturing operations and safety at their plant.

Speaking at a media tour of their bottling plant in Agidingbi, a surburb of Lagos, which was meant to familiarize the media with their internal operational processes, the NBC Head, Public Affairs and Communications, Mr. Uzo Odenigbo said that the company exercises due care in the manufacturing and processing of their products in a way that makes it a surprise that consumers still find reasons never to complain about their products, the flagship of which is Coca-Cola and Fanta.