The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has ordered
that Eva Premium Table Water 75cl be immediately withdrawn from the market in a precautionary step against public health crisis.
The agency has equally directed the manufacturer of the water, the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, to reach out to distributors and retail outlets in ongoing efforts to retrieve the product.
“The affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl was produced between 22nd and 23rd May, 2019 at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Further, it warned the public to keep off those batches of water pending the outcome of its investigation.
According to NAFDAC in a series of tweets Friday, the manufacturer reached out on Thursday June 20 to report that the product changes from colourless to light green, stating further that particles were sighted.
Clearly, some of the fundamental properties of potable natural water is being colourless, odourless and tasteless.
The details of the affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl are:
“Eva Premium Table Water 75cl produced by Nigerian Bottling Company is registered by NAFDAC. The NAFDAC Registration Number is 01-0492.
“The production of Eva Premium Table Water 75cl at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted by the Agency,” the regulator said.
NAFDAC implored distributors, wholesalers and retailers to immediately stop the distribution and sale of the affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl.
Distributors are also advised to return the stock of the affected product in their possession to the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The agency urged consumers to report adverse effects related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office or via email@example.com.