By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said its investigation has found out that the Fan Milk ‘Fan Yogo Gin and Ginger’ containing 12.5 percent alcohol is not in circulation in the country.
There had been images of the said product on social media, which made the regulatory agency to swing into action.
In a statement released on Thursday, the agency said the drink is not registered and its sale in the country would not be approved.
NAFDAC said its team of investigators inspected the facility of Fan Milk Plc and confirmed that “no such product is being developed by the company and no stock of packaging materials of the said ‘FanYogo Gin & Ginger’ were found in the premises.”
“The company, Fan Milk Plc, known to NAFDAC as a producer of milk products, has also issued a letter to NAFDAC in which they have referred to the image circulating in the news and social media as a ‘false, mischievous and malicious image’.
“The communication to NAFDAC includes the following statements which we share below for the reassurance of the general public.
“The product or image in question is not among any of the current Fan Milk Nigeria products currently produced in Nigeria and anywhere within the West Africa Cluster. FanYogo is one of the brands produced by Fan Milk Ghana Limited, one of our sister companies. The purported ‘FanYogo Gin & Ginger’ will not be registered in Nigeria.
“The image came to fore just as Fan Milk Ghana started a public poll to decide the release of a new flavour.
“The images are the imagination of some mischief makers that have seized the opportunity to distort the social media space.
“The poll has since been shut down considering that children may be exposed to the images,” it said.
The management of NAFDAC reassure the general public that it is fully alive to its responsibilities of assuring the safety, wholesomeness and quality of processed foods and other regulated products offered for sale to the public.
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