NAFDAC warns Nigerians to stop consuming organic apples and black currant juice from Australia.

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NAFDAC warns Nigerians to stop consuming organic apples and black currant juice from Australia.

                             Stop consuming organic apple and black currant juice from Australia- NAFDAC warns Nigerians



The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to immediately stop consuming organic apples and black currant juice coming in from Australia.

This was issued by the Director-General of the agency, Professor Moji Adeyeye in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

The professor said the products have been confirmed to be unhealthy for human consumption.

Prof. Moji said: 

"The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has warned against the consumption of Pure Tassie Organic Apple and Blackcurrant Juice originating from Australia"

This was due to the unacceptable level of patulin (a mycotoxin) which had exceeded the maximum limit in fruit juice,”



The NAFDAC boss said the level of patulin content in the affected fruit juice can induce liver, spleen, and kidney damage when consumed. She added that the toxic level would affect the immune system and causes nausea, gastrointestinal disturbance, and vomiting.

 

She implored importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to immediately stop the importation, distribution, sale, and consumption of the affected fruit juice.

 

She urged members of the public in possession of the affected fruit juice to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.


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