The National Agency for Food and Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has declared that Eva Premium Table Water produced and bottled by Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) is safe for consumption, assuring consumers and the general public of their safety.
This is contained in a Press Release issued by the agency, titled 'Update on The Two Lots of Eva Water' and signed by its Director General, Professor, Mojisola Adeyeye on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
Adeyeye noted that the assurance became necessary in the wake of recent alert for the precautionary recall of two batches of Eva Water (75cl) produced in one of NBC's ultra-modern factories, Asejire Plant, Ibadan.
"Following discovery of a default in two lots of Eva bottled water (75cl pack size) produced between 22nd and 23rd May 2019 at the NBC ultra-modern factory at Asejire in Ibadan, the company immediately initiated a recall of the affected lots and voluntarily notified NAFDAC as expected of every responsible quality-driven organization with high priority for Food Safety and safety of its consumers", she stated.
Adeyeye further affirmed that there was no reason for the general public and consumers to panic as laboratory reports obtained from the analysis conducted on all products including Eva Table Water manufactured in the plant does not indicate any health threat.
"It is important to highlight that there is no cause for alarm, as the laboratory reports did not indicate any health threat; the recall was purely precautionary and it is standard food safety practice all over the world", she added.
NAFDAC commended the company for demonstrating high sense of responsibility by voluntarily reporting the issue and initiating a recall process. The DG urges all companies and stakeholders to think of the customers' safety first just like NBC has done in this case. "This is exemplary and should be emulated by all manufacturers" said Adeyeye.
NAFDAC also expressed satisfaction with the corrective and preventive actions that have been put in place by the company to guarantee the quality and safety of Eva Water and all Coca-Cola Products registered by the agency.
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