July 15, 2024

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has listed Japata,Five minutes power,Gamzaki tradomedical ,Barakallahu,Sarbon Karfi and Haonu Laha herbal mixtures has harmful herbal mixtures sold to the public .

The content of ‘Japata’ bitters precisely is more harmful than the one submitted for testing and registration. This revelation was by the NAFDAC in a statement, Friday advising citizens of Nigeria to be at alert on the products they consume. “An alcoholic bitters product that is of grave concern is Japata Alcoholic bitters, which was duly registered by NAFDAC but laced with marijuana or cannabis compared to the registered product that had only ethanol. Through intelligence, NAFDAC was able to shut down the company. This product, when tested in the laboratory, caused the death of the mice within five minutes,” NAFDAC wrote on its website.

The Japata Alcoholic bitters has higher alcoholic content compared with the registered product.Though ,reserved samples kept at the point of registration, did not cause any injury to the animals.“The product laced with cannabis was said to cause altered state of mind and psychological problems to the user. The owner of the company is on the run and the matter has been shared with NDLEA.”

However,this is the second time NAFDAC is raising concerns over Japata, an alcoholic drink produced by Chigodson International Company Ltd., in four months.

Marvelous Ogidi

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