The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has fined Guinness Nigeria Plc, N1bn for violating laid down rules.
According to Punch Newspapers, NAFDAC had accused Guinness of allegedly revalidating expired products without authorisation and supervision, and exposing its raw materials to rodents.
An excerpt of the letter from NAFDAC, which was obtained from Punch, reads:
“In view of the above, you are further required to take the following actions: disclosure of all your warehouses in the country and submission of inventory level of the stock thereof; submit a written voluntary consent of forfeiture for destruction of the expired and revalidated raw materials discovered in your warehouse; and submit a notarised undertaking to comply with all the guidelines, rules, regulations and enactments of the agency, and to refrain from any future violations.”
It is expected that Guinness Nigeria Plc will pay the fine in two weeks.