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NAFDAC recalls Eva Water due to impurity

Valentine Chinyem

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company to recall batches of premium table water, Eva.

This is as a result of reports impurities inside the water and also to enable the agency carry out investigation and take precautionary measures.

The agency said this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.

According to the them, NBC had voluntarily reported to NAFDAC on June 20, confirming the presence of impurities in the 75cl table water.

Some of the fundamental properties of potable natural water is being colourless, odourless and tasteless, NAFDAC said.

“The affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl was produced between 22nd and 23rd May, 2019 at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State.

“Eva Premium Table Water 75cl produced by Nigerian Bottling Company is registered by NAFDAC. The NAFDAC Registration Number is 01-0492.

“The production of Eva Premium Table Water 75cl at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted by the Agency,” the regulator said.

NAFDAC implored distributors, wholesalers and retailers to immediately stop the distribution and sale of the affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl.

Distributors are also advised to return the stock of the affected product in their possession to the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The agency urged consumers to report adverse effects related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office or via [email protected] (Agency report)