Date Posted: 17/Nov/2013   Deadline: 17/Nov/2013
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has sealed off a factory at Alaoji and raided the Eziukwu market all in Aba, Abia State.
The raids, which resulted in the arrest of eight persons and seizure of fake and counterfeit products, according to a statement signed by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Anslem Okonkwo, followed a tip-off.
The statement quoted Shaba Mohammed, an assistant director, with the Federal Task Force on Fake and counterfeit drugs and unwholesome processed food products at the agency’s office in Lagos, as saying that NAFDAC
got information that a suspect, named Raphael Utah, was faking ‘Alomo Bitters’ in his factory in Aba.
Mohammed, who led the operation, said on receipt of the information, a surveillance of the area was carried out to ascertain the mode of operation and the extent of the illegal activities at the factory.
He revealed further that when his team, with the help of the police attached to them, gained entry into the factory; they discovered a lot of expired chemicals and other packaging materials for faking and illegal production of Kasapriko’s Alomo Bitters.
He said, “While the original of the product comes in 200mls and 750mls plastic bottles, the faked one found on the premises was made in 100mls and 200mls plastic bottles, using the name of the original manufacturer”.
The statement said the owner of the factory was arrested, while some of the products found there and machines used in producing them were evacuated.

DWN...........we shall continue to caution our fans and the entire populace to desist from the consumption of Alomo Bitter, either original or fake is injurious/hazardous/toxic on human KIDNEYS as well as other vital organs. QED!
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