GODDIE OFOSE, Lagos
Nigerian Bottling Company, bottlers of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has discredited reporter insinuating that its feeling release expired 75cl Eva water manufactured in Asejire plant.
In a statement made available to our reporter and signed by Ekuma Eze, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, the company said, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) is aware of Public Alert No. 0011/2019 issued by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).”
Eze said, “As noted in the alert, on 20th of June 2019 NBC voluntarily notified NAFDAC of two batches of Eva Water (75cl) produced from May 22-23, 2019in our Asejire Plant, which did not meet our quality standards.”
“We had commenced withdrawal of the affected batches which are 220519.14.27 AC4 and 230519.15.15 AC4, prior to the NAFDAC announcement and are cooperating with the Agency in their investigation. We regret the inconvenience this issue may have caused our consumers, and we request consumers in possession of products with the stated batch numbers to return them to our nearest offices or distributors/dealers for replacement,” Director of Communication said.
He further stated that “We confirm that there are no issues with other batches of our premium Eva Water and reassure our consumers of our commitment to highest quality standards, product safety and consumer satisfaction.”