The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that there is an influx in the circulation of fake and adulterated wines and other drinks across the country.
It has therefore called on Nigerians to be wary of the type of wines and other drinks they buy so as not to fall victims of buying and consuming such fake and adulterated products which could be detrimental to their health.
The Acting Director General of NAFDAC, Yetunde Oni, disclosed this at the destruction of fake, expired and adulterated products worth over 9 billion naira in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital yesterday.
NAFDAC in partnership with the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated over 22 containers filled with fake and adulterated, but only 11 were destroyed. The other remaining 10 containers will be destroyed at a later date.
Mrs Oni therefore vowed that her agency was well prepared to give the importers and manufactures of such fake wines, drinks and other regulated products a hot chase, arrest and also prosecute them in accordance with the law.
“Today’s exercise is not only the first of its kind in Rivers State, but it is also the largest recorded quantity of fake, substandard and spurious products. We are going to destroy a total of 11 containers with substandard NAFDAC regulated products.