The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a statement to the Nigerian public on the situation regarding Eva Water produced and bottled by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC).
Following discovery of a default in two lots of Eva bottled water (75cl pack size) produced between 22nd and 23rd May 2019 at the NBC ultra modern factory at Asejire in Ibadan, the company immediately initiated a recall of the affected lots and voluntarily notified NAFDAC as is expected of every responsible quality-driven organization with high priority for Food Safety and safety of its consumers.
According to NAFDAC, after thorough investigation of the company’s processes supported with detailed laboratory analysis of the water and all other products produced at the factory, the agency is satisfied that adequate corrective and preventive actions are in place to guarantee the quality and safety of Eva water and indeed all Coca Cola products that are registered by NAFDAC.
It is important to highlight that there is no cause for alarm, as the laboratory reports did not indicate any health threat; the recall was purely precautionary and it is standard food safety practice all over the world.
A recall is initiated when there is strong reason to believe that a potentially contaminated food has reached the marketplace whether confirmed or not.
NAFDAC praised the NBC for demonstrating “a high sense of responsibility in voluntarily reporting the problem and in the recall process”.