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NAFDAC seizes cartons of expired juices in Sokoto

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Sokoto found 110 boxes of expired flavoured powdered drinks. 

Mr Adamu Garba, the state NAFDAC Coordinator, stated this to reporters in Sokoto on Wednesday. 

“During inspections in markets and other sites to cleanse the state of unregistered and expired items, commodities worth N1 million were found”. 

According to him, the confiscated items included Foster Clark, Tiara, and other powdered juice, flavoring, and carbonated beverages. 

Foster Clark, Tiara, and other powdered juice, flavoured, and carbonated beverages were also among the confiscated products, according to him. 

“During the hot season, especially during the Ramadan fast, the juices are in high demand.” 

“This demanded a mop-up operation across the state’s markets before to, during, and even after Ramadan in order to protect people’s health.”  

“Around 110 cartons of expired and unwholesome drinks, as well as illegal concentrate flavoured chemicals, were seized” Garba stated. 

The coordinator said that the exercise was at Sokoto central market and other locations.

He also added that similar operations will also continue in the state’s markets, supermarkets, and supply shops. 

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NAFDAC official urges the public to report any store selling expired or unlicensed items to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Garba also stated that the agency has also begun an examination of all bakeries in the state particularly those in remote regions.

This is to guarantee that customers only patronize safe and healthful items.  



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