The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued an alert to Nigerians on the purchase and consumption of an unwholesome Mayonnaise brand tagged (Whippy Mayonnaise).
NAFDAC, in a statement, disclosed that the product was discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the agency in Ilorin, Kwara State.
It said an investigation revealed that the products were sourced locally from the manufacturer SNF FOODS Limited, Onitsha, the capital of Anambra State.
According to NAFDAC, samples were taken randomly from different batches of the product for laboratory analysis in NAFDAC Laboratory.
Laboratory analysis thereafter conducted on the product by the Agency showed unsatisfactory outcomes
NAFDAC said, “It was discovered that, though the products were still within shelf life, they have become rancid and exhibit a colour different from the original colour of mayonnaise,”.
Owing to this, all zonal directors and state coordinators have been directed to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batches of the unwholesome product.
NAFDAC has also implored 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 agency has equally advised that 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 the stock to the nearest NAFDAC office,” it wrote.
“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
“Members of the public are therefore encouraged to report any suspicion of distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC on 0800-162-3322 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.”