After thorough investigation, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has found out that there is no cause for alarm for the recalled Eva Premium Table Water 75cl as the laboratory reports did not indicate any health threat.
According to a statement by NAFDAC, the recall was purely precautionary as it is the standard food safety practice all over the world.
“After thorough investigation of the company’s processes supported with detailed laboratory analysis of the water and all other products produced at the factory, NAFDAC is satisfied that adequate corrective and preventive actions are in place to guarantee the quality and safety of Eva water and indeed all Coca Cola products that are registered by NAFDAC, “it stated.
Following discovery of a default in two lots of Eva bottled water (75cl pack size) produced between 22nd and 23rd May 2019 at the NBC ultra modern factory at Asejire in Ibadan, the company immediately initiated a recall of the affected lots and voluntarily notified NAFDAC as is expected of every responsible quality-driven organization with high priority for Food Safety and safety of its consumers.
A recall is initiated when there is a strong reason to believe that a potentially contaminated food has reached the marketplace whether confirmed or not.
However, NAFDAC commended Nigerian Bottling Company for demonstrating a sense of responsibility in voluntarily reporting the problem and in the recall process.
NAFDAC therefore urges all companies and stakeholders to emulate what NBC has done in this case and think of the customers’ safety first .