The public has been informed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control that there is a high caffeine content in the G Fuel brand energy drinks that T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp have recalled.
NAFDAC Director-General Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye announced the product to journalists in Abuja on Thursday through a public notice with the number 034/2023.
According to Adeyeye, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority both informed the agency of the product recall.
According to the head of NAFDAC, using goods with high caffeine content might make you jittery, irritable, and have headaches.
She said that people sensitive to caffeine can experience these effects at very low consumption levels.
Adeyeye also cautioned pregnant women not to take these products, adding that the possible health effects of consuming too much caffeine include the risk of miscarriage and a chance of low birth weight.
The D-G also stated that the affected products have no cautionary statement to limit the number of servings per day, adding that these products are sold online.
“The product is not registered by NAFDAC, which implored consumers and retailers to refrain from using, selling, serving, or distributing the implicated product.
“Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicion of distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office.
“NAFDAC could also be reached on 0800-162-3322 or via email: email@example.com.
“Healthcare professionals and patients are also encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of any substandard NAFDAC-regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office.
“NAFDAC could also be reached through the use of the E-reporting platforms available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng or via the Med-safety application available for download on Android and IOS stores.
“The public could also reach NAFDAC via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,” she added