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House panel pledges to continue soft drinks probe

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 the matter to court.

Reps, agency heads, NBC disagree on additives in soft drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said on Monday that it does not have the capacity to carry out tests on all foods and drinks produced or imported into the country in order to certify them healthy for human consumption before their release into the market.

The agency also said that some additives and preservatives such as benzoic acid, sunset yellow and others, used in drinks produced or imported into the country were safe for human consumption.

House Panel summons soft drinks firms over high levels of additives found in drinks

An ad hoc Committee of the Federal House of Representatives has sent out summons to 91 carbonated soft drinks producers in the country to appear before it and respond to allegations of harmful additives found in some soft drinks sold in the country.

According to the directive, some of the companies invited to appear before the committee includes the Nigerian Botting Company Limited (NBC), makers of Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite soft drinks. Others are Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc; Sona Group; Guinness Nigeria Plc; Nestle Nigeria Plc; Jos International Breweries Plc; GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria Plc, and Cadbury Nigeria Plc.

NBC launches ‘Youth Empowered’, a skills acquisition scheme for Youths

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (“NBC”), makers of Coca Cola soft drinks, has unveiled a fresh programme aimed at harnessing the latent potential of youths.

Tagged “Youths Empowered,” the NBC said the programme was a life-changing opportunity for Nigerian youths in the age bracket of 18 to 30, to nurture, grow and showcase their vital life, business skills through training, mentorship and access to an array of contents that would help them stand out in their chosen fields of endeavour.

Coca-Cola Nigeria to spend $600 million on new products by 2020

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited said it plans to invest $600 million by 2020 to boost sales, as part of the parent company’s global strategy to offer more consumer likeable products that goes beyond its carbonated soft drinks.

The Nigerian subsidiary of the Atlanta-based soft drinks maker said it wants to expand its product offerings to include flavoured and condensed milk, ice tea and bottled water to meet demand, said Peter Njonjo, the President of Coca-Cola West Africa, in an interview with Bloomberg Business in Lagos.

NBC receives Nigeria Safety Awards for Excellence

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has received the prestigious Nigeria Safety Awards for Excellence in recognition of the company’s continuous compliance to standards in occupational health and safety.

The award presentation ceremony took place at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, amidst selected and credible national health and safety regulatory governmental organisations, professional bodies and stakeholders in matters relating to health and safety of employees in the workplace.

NBC pledges commitment to government’s resolve to reduce unemployment

Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has said it remains committed to supporting government’s efforts to reducing unemployment in the country.

The firm which is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) and the largest soft drinks company in Nigeria recently unveiled a management trainee programme.

NBC hosts fifth energy efficiency workshop

Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria hosted the fifth pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) workshop for industries in Nigeria.

The event took place at the company’s Ikeja, Lagos plant on 17th August 2017, and attracted industry stakeholders and participants from other companies in the network and engaging in a series of practice-driven discussions focused on energy efficiency and aimed at supporting the participating companies to identify opportunities for sustainable energy cost savings.

FBRA urges sectoral partnership to advance industrial waste recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on stakeholders in different industries to help set up sector specific alliances to assist with the recovery and recycling of waste items in their respective packaging streams.

According to FBRA, it will ensure the success of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government.

Appeals Court rules against NBC over Fanta, Sprite labeling requirement

The Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola products in Nigeria suffered a legal setback in its bid to stop the execution of a judgement by a Lagos High Court which declared Fanta and Sprite to be poisonous soft drinks when consumed with vitamin C.

In a judgement delivered on February 15, a Lagos High Court dismissed all claims against the NBC and held that the company had not breached its duty of care to consumers and that there was no proven case of negligence against it.