National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control, Yesterday Sealed A Popular Lagos Mall For Stocking, Selling And Distributing Counterfeit Wines And Spirits.
In its renewed effort to frustrate activities of importers of fake and unwholesome products into the country, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),yesterday sealed a popular Lagos Mall for stocking, selling and distributing counterfeit wines and spirits.
The regulatory officers of the Agency from its Investigation and Enforcement Directorate in a coordinated operation in company of security men and journalists stormed the three branches of the mall located in Ajah, Gbagada and Magodo-Isheri areas of the state and sealed them up.
The team leader of the Magodo-Isheri operations, Mr. Andy Tamanuwa, a Chief Regulatory Officer, who gave insight into the sealing of the outfits, noted that the exercise was a routine one aimed at ensuring that products sold to consumers conform to approved regulatory standards.
Tamanuwa said the seized items were mainly popular brands and expensive imported alcoholic beverages. According to him, “There were complaints received about the sale of cloned wines and spirits against the company and which were discovered to be true when we got here to inspect the place.
When we found the products, we seized them according . They will be evacuated from the outlet for further investigations.” He further revealed that the exercise was extended to the Gbagada and Ajah outlets of the
Mall following same discoveries . NAFDAC has in the recent weeks intensified enforcement activities across the country leading to mop-up of fake products in circulation and sanctioning of erring companies and outlets.