NAFDAC warns Nigerians against energy drinks

NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the consumption of the recalled G Fuel brand Energy Drinks by T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp, saying it contains high level of caffeine.

NAFDAC gave the warning in a statement issued by its Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Adeyeye stated that the agency was equally notified about the recall of the product by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The NAFDAC boss said the consumption of product containing high level of caffeine could cause headache, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness.

She said people sensitive to caffeine can experience these effects at very low consumption levels.

Adeyeye also cautioned pregnant women not to take energy drinks, adding that the possible health effects of consuming too much caffeine include the risk of miscarriage and a chance of low birth weight.

The NAFDAC DG stated that the affected products have no cautionary statement to limit the number of servings per day, adding that the products are sold online.

She noted: “The product is not registered by NAFDAC, which implored consumers and retailers to refrain from using, selling, serving, or distributing the implicated product.

“Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicion distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office.

“Healthcare professionals and patients are also encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of any substandard NAFDAC-regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

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