Worried by the negative effect of alcoholic consumption on Nigerians, the National Agency for Food Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put in place plan to phase out the sale and consumption of alcohol from sachets, small volume glass and PET bottles.
Citing WHO report that, alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people, NAFDAC said in a statement signed by its Director General, Prof Moji Adeyeye, that the agency’s concern also relates to the fact that alcohol is also a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties.
“NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, concerns relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets, small volume glass and PET bottles.
“Furthermore, to reduce availability and curb abuse, effective January 31st, 2021, producers of alcohol in sachets and small volume PET and glass bottles are to reduce production by 50% of capacity prior to January 2021. The overall goal is a complete phase-out of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small PET and glass bottles in line with the agreed roadmap or earlier.”
Contact us today for your events coverage, breaking news and advert placement; Email: email@example.com or call on 08032519246.