The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to keep the consumption of G Fuel brand Energy Drinks because of its dangerously high level of caffeine.
The energy being drink produced T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp is already under recalled in some countries because of its high level of caffeine.
The energy drink said high levels of caffeine has been banned by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), NAFDAC said in a public alert with No. 034/2023, issued to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday by its Director-General (D-G), Prof Mojisola Adeyeye.
The agency said it was notified about the recall of the product by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Adeyeye issued a warning about the product, stating that it could lead to headaches, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness due to its high caffeine content. She mentioned that even small amounts can cause these effects for individuals who are sensitive to caffeine. Adeyeye also advised pregnant women not to consume the product, as excessive caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage and result in low birth weight.
Additionally, she pointed out that the product lacks a cautionary statement regarding the maximum daily servings and is being sold online. Adeyeye emphasized that the product is not registered by NAFDAC and urged both consumers and retailers to refrain from using, selling, serving, or distributing it.
The public is urged to report any suspicion of distribution and sale of unsafe packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office. Additionally, NAFDAC can be contacted at 0800-162-3322 or via email at email@example.com.
Healthcare professionals and patients are also encouraged to report any adverse events or side effects related to the use of any substandard NAFDAC-regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office. NAFDAC can also be reached through the E-reporting platforms on their website www.nafdac.gov.ng or the Med-safety application available for download on Android and IOS stores.
In addition, the public can reach NAFDAC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)