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NAFDAC To Review Composition Of all Carbonated Drinks As Reps Probe Coca-Cola Company

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NAFDAC To Review Composition Of all Carbonated Drinks As Reps Probe Coca-Cola Company

NAFDAC To Review Composition Of all Carbonated Drinks As Reps Probe Coca-Cola Company

NAFDAC To Review Composition Of all Carbonated Drinks As Reps Probe Coca-Cola Company

Following the recent finding about the deadly effect of some drinks produced by the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) when taken with vitamin C, the House of Representatives is set to probe the company and other companies producing carbonated drinks in Nigeria to ascertain the chemical compositions of their products

According to DailyTrust, the House of Representatives has resolved to probe the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) for allegedly producing beverages that are harmful to consumers.

The House said an ad-hoc panel would be constituted to also investigate beverages produced by other companies in the country.

Adopting a motion by Rep Rotimi Agunsoye (APC, Lagos), the House urged the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to review composition of all carbonated drinks in Nigeria to ascertain their chemical components.

Leading debate on the motion, the lawmaker said recent revelations showed that some products by the NBC could cause severe or terminal harm on unsuspecting members of the public.

“Sprite and Fanta, which are products of the Coca-Cola Company, are said to contain unhealthy concentrations of Benzoic Acid and Sunset Yellow additives, which become poisonous when combined with Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C,” he said.

The motion was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers after some amendments to the original prayers of its sponsor.

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