NAFDAC Stops Registration Of Alcohol In Sachets, Pet, Small Glass Bottles

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has stopped the registration of alcohol in sachet, small volume PET and glass bottles below two hundred mills amidst other stringent regulatory measures in a decisive move to reduce availability and curb abuse of alcohol in the country.

The director-general of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, who dropped the hint at Abuja said registration of new alcoholic drinks in Sachet and Small volume PET and Glass bottles above thirty percent Alcohol By Volume, ABV, has been banned by NAFDAC following the recommendation of a high powered Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health and NAFDAC on one hand, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, and Industry represented by Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers, AFBTE, Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria, DIBAN, in December 2018.

Professor Adeyeye said the Agency will ensure that validity of renewal of already registered alcoholic products in the affected category will not exceed year 2024.

He explained that manufacturers of low volume alcohol beverages with satisfactory Laboratory reports, which were already submitted to NAFDAC for registration before this decision, have been directed to reformulate their products to stipulated standards free of charge.

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