The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it has stopped the registration of alcohol in sachet, small volume PET and glass bottles below 200 millilitres.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the agency on behalf of its Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, on Monday January 24.
Adeyeye said the decision to ban registration of new alcoholic drinks in sachet and small volume PET and glass bottles above 30 per cent Alcohol by Volume (ABV), was taken in line with recommendation of a high powered committee of the Federal Ministry of Health, NAFDAC and Federal Competition, Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) and Industry, Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), and Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN) in December 2018.
Manufacturers of low volume alcohol beverages (200ml) with satisfactory laboratory reports already submitted to NAFDAC for registration before the decision, have been directed to reformulate their products to stipulated standards free of charge.
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