NAFDAC Issues Warning Over Confectioneries US Coy Recalled

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a public alert on the decision of a U.S. company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, to recall some of its confectionery products.

NAFDAC gave the notification in a public alert with No.034/2022, signed by its Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Adeleye said that Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC announced a voluntary recall of specific varieties of Skittles gummies, Starburst gummies and Lifesavers gummies.

The NAFDAC boss said the company explained that it was recalling the products due to the potential presence of some thin metal strands embedded in gummies.

She urged distributors and members of the public who were already in possession of the recalled products to disengage sales and consumption and hand over stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

“Consumers are encouraged to report consumer complaints, and any allergic reactions related to the use of any regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office,” he said.