The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised concern over the high volume of adulterated, fake and substandard hot drinks in stock in markets and shops in Delta State.
Earlier this week, while carrying out a raid of business centers where these products were sold, the agency called on traders and consumers to buy processed drinks from only accredited distributors to avoid purchase of fake drinks. According to several reports, while on site at one the agency’s raids, over 20 boxes of different brands of popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were seized from different areas of the state.
In addition to the fake drinks, the agency also confiscated fake and expired drugs including Tramadol, Febecap, Augmentine.
Speaking about the raids, Mr. Joseph Idowu, a chief regulatory officer, enforcement operations, NAFDAC, stated that the enforcement held in Warri was part of national efforts to remove fake and unwholesome processed drinks and drugs from the country.
“From the areas we have covered in Asaba we have seen a lot of counterfeit drinks which we have seized and loaded in two vehicles. We decided to carry out this enforcement on wine sellers because of the report of surveillance we got are on wines….Enforcement is an on-going process and NAFDAC is worried about the rate of fake products in the country. We are seeking the support of the media and other stakeholders to help in this campaign against fake products.
Source: Leadership Newspapers