NAFDAC refutes Fanyogo ‘Gin and Ginger’ registration
By Fatima Muraina
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared that Fan Milk “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” is not registered by the Agency.
This was contained in a statement signed by the agency’s Director General Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye which said that the product is not known to the Agency and is not in circulation in Nigeria.
It said NAFDAC attention has been drawn to the images of Fan Milk “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” purported to contain 12.5% alcohol being circulated widely to the general public via social media.
It said the Agency has carried out a thorough investigation at the facility of Fan Milk PLC. and confirmed that no such product is being developed by the company either does it has stock of packaging materials of the said “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” were found in the premises.
According to the statement, the company, Fan Milk PLC, known to NAFDAC as a producer of milk products, has also issued a letter to NAFDAC in which they have referred to the image circulating in the news and social media as a “false, mischievous and malicious image”. The communication to NAFDAC includes the following statements which we share below for the reassurance of the general public.
“The product or image in question is not among any of the current Fan Milk Nigeria products currently produced in Nigeria and anywhere within the West Africa Cluster”
“FanYogo is one of the brands produced by Fan Milk Ghana Limited, one of our sister companies. The purported “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” will not be registered in Nigeria”, the statement read.
The image, it contained came to fore just as Fan Milk Ghana started a public poll to decide the release of a new flavor.
These, it said are the imagination of some mischief makers that have seized the opportunity to distort the social media space.
The poll has since been shut down considering that children may be exposed to the images.
The NAFDAC reassures the general public that the Agency is fully alive to her responsibilities of assuring the safety, wholesomeness and quality of processed foods and other regulated products offered for sale to the public.