NAFDAC Bans production of Alcoholic Drinks in Sachet and PET Bottles

NAFDAC, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control  has announced that it has stopped the registration of alcoholic drinks produced in sachet, small volume PET and glass bottles below 200 millilitres.


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Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this disclosure in a statement on Monday January 24, adding that the agency will ensure that the validity of renewal of already registered alcoholic products in the affected category till year 2024.

This was contained in a statement released to press, which reads;

 

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Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria was also given a matching order to embark on intensive nation-wide sensitization campaigns

 
 
 

against underage consumption of alcohol by adolescents below the age of 18 years in the bid to stem the tide of alcohol abuse in the country.

 
 

“Producers of alcohol in sachets and small volume agreed to reduce production by 50 per cent with effect from January 31st, 2022 while ensuring the products are completely phased out in the country by 31st January 2024.

 
 
 

” The agency is committed to the strict implementation of the regulations and regulatory measures towards safeguarding the health of Nigerians particularly the vulnerable youths against the dangers of reckless consumption of alcohol.”

 
 
 

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