The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has recently issued a vital public alert regarding a concerning situation involving a contaminated batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles circulating in Nigeria. This discovery was made after NAFDAC received and investigated a consumer complaint through its post-marketing surveillance unit. In response, NAFDAC has taken immediate action to safeguard public health and ensure the integrity of the market. Let’s delve deeper into the details of this issue and the steps being taken to address it effectively.


NAFDAC’s Investigation and Findings:

Upon thorough investigation, NAFDAC has identified a specific batch (BN: AZ6 22:32) of Sprite 50cl glass bottles with a manufacturing date (MFD: 180423) that has been contaminated with particles. To confirm the extent of contamination, NAFDAC has collected samples from the affected batch and sent them to its laboratory for comprehensive analysis. The agency has also instructed its zonal directors and state coordinators to conduct surveillance and recall the implicated batch of the product from the market.


Ensuring Compliance and Safety:

NAFDAC is committed to finding the root cause of this contamination issue and preventing future occurrences. To achieve this, the agency will carry out a comprehensive current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Inspection of the manufacturing site responsible for producing the affected batch. This inspection aims to assess compliance with industry standards and identify any lapses that may have contributed to the contamination.


Recall and Monitoring:

In light of the findings, NAFDAC has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (Abuja plant), the manufacturer of Sprite, to initiate a recall of the contaminated batch. The company is also required to report to NAFDAC for close monitoring and supervision throughout the recall process. This proactive approach ensures that the implicated batch is swiftly removed from circulation and prevents further harm to consumers.


Consumer Advisory:

NAFDAC urges individuals who possess the contaminated Sprite 50cl glass bottles to immediately submit their stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. Distributors, retailers, and consumers are advised to exercise caution and refrain from the consumption, sale, or distribution of the unwholesome product until further notice. Prioritizing consumer safety and well-being is of utmost importance to NAFDAC, and they are taking all necessary steps to address this issue promptly.



The discovery of a contaminated batch of Sprite 50cl glass bottles in Nigeria has raised concerns about public health and product safety. NAFDAC’s swift response and proactive measures demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding consumers from potential harm. By issuing a public alert, conducting thorough investigations, and implementing a recall process, NAFDAC is ensuring that the market remains free from unwholesome products. Consumers and stakeholders are urged to cooperate with NAFDAC’s directives and prioritize safety. Together, we can uphold the highest standards of quality and protect the well-being of Nigerian consumers.