The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to the sale of unwholesome Whippy Real Mayonnaise in Nigeria.
The food and drug regulator said the product was discovered following a consumer’s complaint and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the agency in Ilorin, Kwara State.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye, where she stated that upon investigation, it was discovered that the products were sourced from a local manufacturer in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The statement reads, “The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is notifying the public of the sale of unwholesome Mayonnaise brand (Whippy Mayonnaise) in Nigeria.
This product was discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the Agency in Ilorin, Kwara State.
NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Unhealthy Whippy Mayonnaise
“On investigation, the products were sourced locally from the manufacturer SNF FOODS Limited, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Samples were taken randomly from different batches of the product for laboratory analysis in NAFDAC Laboratory.
“Laboratory analysis conducted on the product by the Agency, showed unsatisfactory outcomes.
It was discovered that though the products were still within shelf life, they have become rancid and exhibit a colour different from the original colour of mayonnaise.
All zonal directors and state coordinators have been directed to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batches of the unwholesome product.’’
The agency said the substandard Whippy Real Mayonnaise packed in 245g and 460g in plastic bottles was manufactured in June 2022 and would expire in December 2023, with the manufacturer’s (SNF Foods Ltd) address listed as Plot 52, Harbour Industrial Estate, Pokobros Avenue, Off Atani Road, Onitsha, Ogbaru LGA, Anambra State.
The batch numbers are OA2GP220614A (Pack size 245g), OA2GP220611A, and OA2GP220617A (Pack size 460g) with A8-0700 NAFDAC registration number.
NAFDAC in the statement added,
“NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale or distribution of the implicated batches of the unwholesome Whippy Real Mayonnaise. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.
“Anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batches of Whippy Real Mayonnaise is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you, or someone you know, have consumed this product or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria