The Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management, NAFDAC, has cautioned Nigerians to cease the consumption of natural apple and black currant originating from Australia.
NAM experiences that NAFDAC Director-Common, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, who disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday stated the merchandise had been licensed dangerous for human consumption.
“The Centre for Meals Security (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Meals and Environmental Hygiene Division has warned towards the consumption of Pure Tassie Natural Apple and Blackcurrant Juice originating from Australia.
“This was resulting from unacceptable degree of patulin (a mycotoxin) which had exceeded the utmost restrict in fruit juice,” Adeyeye stated.
She additional defined that the extent of patulin content material within the affected fruit juice can induce liver, spleen and kidney harm.
In response to her, the poisonous degree would have an effect on immune system and trigger nausea, gastrointestinal disturbance and vomiting.
She additionally stated that the identify of the product is Pure Tassie, an natural apple and blackcurrant juice from Australia.
The NAFDAC boss urged healthcare professionals and shoppers to report hostile or uncomfortable side effects associated to the usage of this product to the closest NAFDAC workplace via NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE) for all networks.
“We implore importers, distributors, retailers and shoppers to right away cease the importation, distribution, sale and consumption of the affected fruit juice.
“Additionally, we name on members of the general public who’re in possession of the affected fruit juice to submit inventory to the closest NAFDAC workplace.
“ Nonetheless, the company could possibly be reached via [email protected] or through the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform obtainable at www.nafdac.gov.ng if any difficulty is to reported,” she added.