Friday, 13 November 2015

NAFDAC slams N1bn fine on Guinness for ‘re-validating expired raw materials’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has imposed a fine of N1 billion on Guinness Nigeria Plc for allegedly re-validating expired raw materials without approval.

Punch reports that NAFDAC accused Guiness of maintaining poor documentation and not complying with some of its regulations and gave a 2-week ultimatum to pay the fine.

In an unofficial report, Guinness was also accused of using raw materials that were exposed to rodents.

But the company, which said it was in talks with NAFDAC over the sanction, denied flouting the rules of the regulatory agency.

Reacting, Peter Ndegwa, managing director of Guinness Nigeria PLC, in a statement on Thursday said “As a responsible corporate organisation, we take these allegations which relate primarily to raw materials stored in one of our raw materials stores very seriously.

The development is coming less than a month after the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) imposed N1trillion fine on MTN, for failing to deactivate 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards.

Expired products and rodents? Hmmm....

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