Nigerians have been alerted to a batch of unhealthy 50cl glass bottles of Sprite currently in circulation.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) made this urgent call after a consumer made a complaint and the agency conducted an investigation and found the batch contaminated.
The agency reported that it’s post-marketing surveillance unit discovered that over five crates of the batch of 50cl Sprite glass bottles were found to be unwholesome with parts and particles.
“The affected batch of the unwholesome product has been sampled for laboratory analysis in the NAFDAC laboratory and the agency has directed all zonal directors and state coordinators to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batch of the unwholesome product.
“Similarly, a comprehensive current Good Manufacturing Practice Inspection of the manufacturing site is to be carried out by the Agency, this is to find the route cause of the contamination and ensure compliance to marketing authorisation.
“Furthermore, the company, (Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant) has been directed to recall the implicated batch of the unwholesome product and report to NAFDAC for effective monitoring,” NAFDAC stated in a release it made on its website.
NAFDAC further gave the manufacturing date as April 4, 2023 with batch number AZ6 22:32. The product manufacturer it claimed is Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja).
“NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid the consumption, sale, or distribution of the unwholesome product. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.
“Anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you, or someone you know, have consumed this product or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional,” it advised.