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NAFDAC issues alert on recalled G Fuel Energy drinks over high caffeine levels

Health concerns raised as NAFDAC cautions against consumption of unregistered products

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sounded an alarm regarding G Fuel Energy Drinks by T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp., warning of elevated caffeine levels. In a public alert (No. 034/2023) released in Abuja, NAFDAC Director-General Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye highlighted the health risks associated with the recalled products.

Adeyeye disclosed that the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency had also flagged the G Fuel Energy Drinks for recall. The consumption of high-caffeine products, she stressed, could lead to issues such as headaches, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness.

Expressing concern for pregnant women, Adeyeye emphasized the potential health hazards, including an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight. Notably, the recalled products lacked cautionary statements on limiting daily servings.

In a stern directive, Adeyeye underscored that the unregistered G Fuel Energy Drinks should neither be used nor distributed, urging consumers and retailers to exercise caution. NAFDAC encouraged the public to report any suspicion of the sale of substandard food products and provided contact details for inquiries and reporting.

For reporting suspicions, individuals can contact NAFDAC through various channels, including phone (0800-162-3322), email (sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng), or the e-reporting platforms on the official website (www.nafdac.gov.ng) and Med-Safety application, available for download on Android and iOS stores. Healthcare professionals and patients were also encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the consumption of unregistered NAFDAC-regulated products.

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