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NAFDAC impounds 1,600 expired malt beverage cartons in Gombe State

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The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) announced that it has confiscated 1,600 cartons of Dubic malt beverages packed in 330ml bottles in Gombe commercial area, Gombe State.

The regulatory agency’s Gombe State Coordinator, Bedima Gonzuk, disclosed this in an interview with Northern City News in Gombe on Tuesday.

She said that the seizure took place on Friday and warned consumers of carbonated and similar beverages to be observant.

NAFDAC clears Eva bottled water safe for drinking

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has given the all-clear on its investigation of Eva bottled water. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches of Eva bottled water produced and bottled by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), it has determined that Eva bottled Water is safe for consumption.

NAFDAC impounds adulterated alcoholic wines in Edo

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated nearly 90 cartons of fake ‘Fidossi Spunmante’ drinks, a brand of alcoholic wine, without registration number in Edo State.

Mrs Itua Esther, Assistant Director of NAFDAC in Edo disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin City on Saturday.

She said said the seizure followed a raid on five shops at Upper Sakponba, Mission Road, Benin on Friday.

NAFDAC makes arrests at site of illegal distilleries in Akwa Ibom

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has discovered the site of an illegal factory in Akwa Ibom that makes and distributes adulterated alcoholic beverages.

The agency’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, disclosed that the factory was discovered in Afaha Obong in Abak Local Government Area of the state.

NAFDAC mulls ban on alcohol packaged in sachets, PET bottles

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it will no longer approve registration for alcohol packaged in sachets.

The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known recently in Ibadan at an interactive session with stakeholders in food and drugs manufacturing.

The regulatory agency head said that it has identified alcohol packaged in sachets as greatly contributing to increasing drug and alcohol abuse in the society.

FG develops five new standards for indigenous foods

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As part of the Federal Government’s effort to promote agriculture as the basis of the economic diversification agenda, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has coordinated the drafting of five new standards on indigenous foods.

The on-going development of the Standards also promotes the application of research and technology to boost the production of foods for local consumption and export.

Food and Beverage regulator applauds NBC, Coca-Cola for meeting compliance standards

The National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commended the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited and Coca-Cola Nigeria for compliance and adherence to the standards, guidelines and regulations necessary for food safety and quality.

Police nab producer of adulterated wines and spirits in Lagos; shuts factory

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested the producer of adulterated spirits and wines of various brands at Ajuwon Market, Mushin, Lagos.

A 55-year old man, Benjamin Ojukwu confessed to being the owner of the factory where the adulterated alcoholic drinks are packaged and sold to the public at market price since 2005.

House of Rep orders NBC, others to print expiry dates, warnings on their products

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, makers of Coca-Cola soft drinks, as well as other producers of carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks sold in Nigeria to as from January 2019, print expiry dates on all their products.

The bottling company was also directed to print labels on Fanta and Sprite drinks, warning that the products were harmful when consumed with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

FG sets up committee to create policy framework to boost dairy industry

The Federal Government said it has constituted a stakeholder’s committee to develop a policy framework to boost the dairy industry.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and investment Hajia Aisha Abubakar, said that the objective is to attract and achieve local participation in the dairy business; ensure local content development of dairy; encourage joint venture opportunities across strategic segments of the dairy industry and provide financial relief to boost local growth through the participation of women and youths in the sector.