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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.

Consumer Advocacy Group Mulls Class-Action Lawsuit against NBC following Court ruling

Following a judgement on Monday by a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), some consumer advocacy groups in the country are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit against the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (“NBC”) if it was determined that a violation has been committed against consumers of its beverage products – Fanta and Sprite.

Court orders NAFDAC to compel NBC to warn consumers against drinking Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C

A Lagos High court in Igbosere, on Monday ordered the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (“NBC”), producers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks to include health warnings on its label which says that the drinks cannot be taken with Vitamin C.

According to a report in The Nation Newspaper, Justice Adedayo Oyebanji made the order while delivering a judgement on a case brought before it by a Lagos businessman, Dr. Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo of Fijabi Adebo Holdings Ltd against NBC and NAFDAC.

Guinness Nigeria, NAFDAC fail to reach agreement at resumption of case

Guinness Nigeria Plc and the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have failed to reach an out-of-court settlement agreement at the resumption of the case brought against the brewer by the agency. NAFDAC had fined Guinness N1bn in November for various administrative violations against the agency’s rules.

Guinness Nigeria sues NAFDAC over N1bn fine

Guinness Nigeria Plc has filed a suit against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) at the Igbosere High Court in Lagos, over the N1bn fine imposed on it by the agency.

The company urged the court to bar NAFDAC from publicly discussing, analyzing or providing any information to the media, whether print, electronic or in any other manner,” to suggest that the decision to sanction it was lawful.