NAFDAC Gets N2m Fine For Approving Toxic Fanta, Sprite

A Lagos High Court has ordered the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pay a fine of N2 million for failing to perform its statutory obligations to Nigerians on the dangerous chemical contents of Fanta and Sprite..

The court also dismissed an application filed by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc, makers of Fanta and Sprite to stay execution of its earlier judgement on the matter.

The trial judge, Justice, Adedayo Oyebanji, said that NAFDAC did not take appropriate measures before approving such dangerous soft drinks like Fanta and Sprite which is glaringly poisonous to health when taken with Vitamin C.

He therefore ordered the agency to pay the money into an interest yielding account in the name of the court’s Chief Registrar, pending the hearing and the determination of the appeal filed by NAFDAC.

Justice Oyebanji had observed that contrary to the argument of NBC that its business interest would be adversely affected if the order is not stayed, it is important to consider the preservation of human life, adding that “the business interest of Nigeria Bottling Company cannot, in my respected view take precedent over public health.
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