NAFDAC fines Guinness N1b – Punishment Season

NAFDAC fines Guinness N1b – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has fined Guinness Nigeria Plc N1 billion. Following the regulatory body, the raw materials used in their factories were exposed to rodents, and also accused them of revalidating expired products.NAFDAC fines Guinness N1b - Punishment Season

Punishment Season! NAFDAC fines Guinness N1b

According to release stated in part: “In view of the above, you are further required to take the following actions: disclosure of all your warehouses in the country and submission of inventory level of the stock thereof; submit a written voluntary consent of forfeiture for destruction of the expired and revalidated raw materials discovered in your warehouse; and submit a notarised undertaking to comply with all the guidelines, rules, regulations and enactments of the agency, and to refrain from any future violations.”

NAFDAC reportedly gave Guinness Nigeria Plc 2 weeks to pay the fine, and the company has already responded in a statement below. (NAFDAC fines Guinness N1 billion)

“The management of Guinness Nigeria does not fully understand the basis for the computation of the administrative charges nor the particular regulations alleged to have been infringed, and is currently in discussions with NAFDAC with a view to gaining better clarity on the issue and hopefully have it resolved,” the statement began.

“Guinness Nigeria has operated in Nigeria for over 65 years and has conducted its business in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations in Nigeria and Diageo’s global policies and procedures relating to good manufacturing practice.”

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