The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has seized about 20 cartons of different brands of popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, from 12 shops at Upper Sakponba, Mission Road and vegetable market, off Airport Road. Test kits were used to ascertain the wholesomeness of the processed drinks.
A Chief Regulatory Officer in the Enforcement and Operations unit of the agency, Joseph Idowu, decried the prevalence of fake and badly processed drinks in Benin.
A pharmacist, Godwin Okonufia, who was part of the NAFDAC enforcement team, pointed out that the consumption of counterfeit drinks could cause kidney problems. He, therefore, urged consumers to buy processed drinks from reputable authorized sales outlets….