NAFDAC arrests distributors of fake liquor brands, yoghurt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested a trader for allegedly manufacturing fake liquor brands.

Assistant Director, Investigation and Enforcement Directorate  of the agency, Uche Uzoma while speaking with journalists said the raid followed a tip-off received by the agency.

He said the raid was conducted on some shops in the popular Oke-Arin market, Balogun, Lagos State.

He said the team found labeling materials, corks, funnel, filters and empty bottles of registered liquor brands in one of the shops.

He added that the team had earlier raided a container apartment used as cold storage room for expired FanMilk brands including yoghurt, milk, Fanyogo, Fan chocolate and others.

He said, “We recovered some yoghurt and other drinks that did not have the expected labeling information that they are supposed to bear, no batch number, no manufacturing or expiry dates.

“In such situations you cannot ascertain the quality, safety and the efficacy of such products and consumers are being deceived into consuming them.  All the information which is very key in identifying an approved product by NAFDAC were not found on them.”

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