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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians About Contaminated Batch of Sprite Drink In Circulation

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has provided specific details regarding the contaminated batch of Sprite soft drinks currently in circulation across the country. Consumers are urged to exercise caution and avoid consuming the affected product.

According to NAFDAC, the contaminated batch of Sprite soft drink is identified as follows:

“Product Name: Sprite 50cl glass bottles

Product Manufacturer: Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant)

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Batch Number (BN): AZ6 22:32

Manufacturing Date (MFD): 180423

Best Before Date (BB): 180424″

These details are crucial for identifying the specific batch that has been contaminated and ensuring that consumers can accurately determine whether they possess any of the affected products.

The regulatory agency has reemphasized the potential health risks associated with the consumption of the contaminated Sprite soft drink, stressing the importance of immediate action to safeguard public health.

Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, has expressed deep concern over the situation and reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of Nigerian citizens. Dr. Adeyeye urged the public to exercise vigilance and report any information regarding the distribution or sale of the contaminated Sprite soft drink.

NAFDAC has initiated an urgent investigation into the matter to trace the source of the contamination and determine the extent of distribution of the affected batch. The agency is working closely with the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant) and other relevant stakeholders to address the issue promptly and effectively.

In light of the contamination alert, the agency advises consumers to refrain from purchasing or consuming Sprite soft drinks bearing the batch details mentioned above. Individuals who have recently purchased the product are strongly encouraged to return it to the point of purchase or dispose of it appropriately.

It has established a toll-free helpline, 0800-162-3322, and a dedicated email address,, for the public to report any related information or concerns. The agency urges citizens to actively participate in the collective effort to mitigate potential health risks and ensure the integrity of the Nigerian food and beverage industry.

The regulatory agency continues to monitor and conduct surveillance activities across the country to ensure compliance and identify any further instances of the contaminated batch. Regular updates and official announcements regarding the situation will be communicated through various media channels.

NAFDAC reiterates its commitment to swift action and assures Nigerians that all necessary measures will be taken to address the issue promptly. The cooperation of all relevant stakeholders, including distributors, retailers, and consumers, is crucial in implementing preventive measures and protecting public health.

For more information or to report any concerns related to the contaminated batch of Sprite soft drink, the public can contact NAFDAC through the following channels:

NAFDAC Toll-Free Helpline: 0800-162-3322


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