NBC’s Eva Water Product recall, Role of NAFDAC
Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has ordered the recall of some of its Eva Water (75cl) manufactured at the company’s Asejire plant, Oyo State due to quality related issues.
According to a statement made available by the NBC to the media, the company claimed its among others that its aware of Public Alert No. 0011/2019 issued by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
“As noted in the alert, on 20th of June 2019 NBC voluntarily notified NAFDAC of two batches of Eva Water (75cl) produced from May 22-23, 2019 in our Asejire Plant, which did not meet our quality standards”, it further stated.
In view of this, “We had commenced withdrawal of the affected batches which are 220519.14.27 AC4 and 230519.15.15 AC4, prior to the NAFDAC announcement and are cooperating with the Agency in their investigation”, it assured the consumers.
“We regret the inconvenience this issue may have caused our consumers, and we request consumers in possession of products with the stated batch numbers to return them to our nearest offices or distributors/dealers for replacement”.
“We confirm that there are no issues with other batches of our premium Eva Water and reassure our consumers of our commitment to highest quality standards, product safety and consumer satisfaction”, the statement signed by Ekuma Eze, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, concluded.
NAFDAC had NBC to stop further production and distribution of Eva premium table Water 75cl over suspected contamination. The government agency and regulator disclosed this in a Twitter post over the weekend a fortnight ago.
According to NAFDAC, the production of the water has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted by the agency.
The regulatory agency said on June 20, the company voluntarily informed it of a change in colour of the product from colourless to light green and presence of particles in the two batches mentioned above.
While imploring distributors, wholesalers and retailers to immediately stop the distribution and sale of the affected batches, NAFDAC said the affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl was produced between 22nd and 23rd May, 2019. The NAFDAC Registration Number is 01-0492.