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NAFDAC warns against ‘unwholesome’ Whippy mayonnaise in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised the alarm against the sale of an unwholesome Whippy Real Mayonnaise in Nigeria.

The nation’s foods and drugs regulatory agency said the unwholesome product was discovered following a consumer’s complaint.

It said investigations by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the Agency in Ilorin, Kwara State, showed that the product was still within shelf life but it has become rancid.

“On investigation, the products were sourced locally from the manufacturer SNF FOODS Limited, Onitsha, Anambra State. Samples were taken randomly from different batches of the product for laboratory analysis in NAFDAC laboratory.

“Laboratory analysis conducted on the product by the agency showed unsatisfactory outcomes. It was discovered that though the products were still within shelf life, they have become rancid and exhibited a colour different from the original colour of mayonnaise.

“All zonal directors and state coordinators have been directed to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batches of the unwholesome product,” NAFDAC noted in its public alert issued on Monday

See the product detail as provided by NAFDAC:

  • Product name: Whippy Real Mayonnaise with a dribble of lemon/Au Citron
  • Product manufacturer: SNF Foods Limited
  • Manufacturer Address: Plot 52, Harbour Industrial Estate, Pokobros Avenue, Off Atani Road, Onitsha, Ogbaru LGA, Anambra State.
  • Pack sizes: 245g and 460g in plastic bottles
  • Manufacture Date: June 2022
  • Best Before: December 2023
  • Batch numbers: OA2GP220614A (Pack size 245g), OA2GP220611A and OA2GP220617A (Pack size 460g)
  • NAFDAC Reg.No.: A8-0700

“NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale, or distribution of the implicated batches of the unwholesome Whippy Real Mayonnaise. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.

“Anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batches of Whippy Real Mayonnaise is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you, or someone you know, have consumed this product or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional,” it said.

The agency also implored Nigerians to report any suspicion of the distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to its office.

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