NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Circulation Of Fake Milk, Warns Nigerian Consumers

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a warning to Nigerians regarding the presence of counterfeit Arla Dano 14g sachet full cream milk powder in major cities across the country.

The statement was made by Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC, on Wednesday.

Adeyeye stated that investigations conducted by the TG Arla Dairy Product Enterprise company, which holds the certificate of registration, have revealed that these counterfeit products are openly displayed in most markets.

The fake products can be identified by their batch numbers, which are 7A08016:01 and 8A0306:36, and their expiration dates, which are May 2024 and February 2024, respectively.

Adeyeye also mentioned that NAFDAC has instructed its zonal directors and state coordinators to carry out surveillance and remove the counterfeit milk powder from circulation throughout the country.

“NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consuming, selling, or distributing counterfeit products.

“The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked,” the statement reads.

“Anyone possessing the counterfeit Arla Dano 14g full cream Milk Powder is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

“Suppose you, or someone you know, have consumed this product or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption. In that case, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional.”

NAFDAC is also encouraging consumers to report any negative effects or side effects they experience from consuming unhealthy packaged food products. They can do this by contacting the nearest NAFDAC office.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.