NAFDAC warns Nigerians against drinking Japata Alcoholic Bitters

NAFDAC warns Nigerians against drinking Japata Alcoholic Bitters

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned Nigerians against the consumption of all variants of Japata Alcoholic Bitters 100 ml, an alcoholic drink produced by Chigodson International Company Limited.

The agency stated that laboratory findings have confirmed that Japata Alcoholic Bitters in circulation were contaminated, unwholesome, and unfit for humans to consume

The NAFDAC alert with No. 027/2022 signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, was posted on the official website of NAFDAC.

According to the alert, the investigation into the product was prompted by complaints received from a consumer regarding the alcoholic drink.

The agency stated that during the investigation, samples of Japata Alcoholic Bitters were collected from the site of production, No. 30 Edegbami Offor Street, off Destiny Bus Stop, Isheri-Oshun Street, Alimosho LGA, Lagos State, and different market locations.

These samples were then sent to the NAFDAC laboratory, where an analysis was carried out, noting that findings from the analysis informed the alert.

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“NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and the public to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale, and distribution of the products” adding that Nigerians should report to the nearest NAFDAC office whenever they spot the product in the market.

“Adverse reaction experienced from the use of any of the products should be reported via NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 or 0800-1-623322) TOLL-FREE from all networks) or [email protected] or e-Reporting platform available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng.”

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