In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, September, 2020

FG Bans Alcohol In Sachets, Polythene

FG Bans Alcohol In Sachets, Polythene

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The federal authorities has revealed plans to section out the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The director-general of the Nationwide Company for Meals and Medication Administration and Management (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this in an announcement launched.

In line with Adeyeye, uncontrolled entry and availability of excessive focus alcohol in sachet and small quantity PET or glass bottles contribute to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria. She stated the meals company will now not register new merchandise in sachet and small quantity PET or glass bottles with contents above 30 % alcohol by quantity (ABV).


“These issues relate to detrimental results of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public well being and on the protection and safety of the general public, alcohol being a poisonous and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties.

In regard to alcohol, main stakeholders have been engaged on the highest degree and are already sensitised to the problem. To this finish, a number of interventions collectively agreed upon by main stakeholders are being undertaken and as a primary step, no new merchandise in sachet and small quantity PET or glass bottles above 30 per cent ABV shall be registered by NAFDAC

Moreover, to cut back availability and curb abuse, efficient January 31 2020, producers of alcohol in sachets and small quantity PET and glass bottles are to cut back manufacturing by 50 per cent of capability previous to January 2020. The general objective is a whole section out of excessive focus alcohol in sachets and small PET and glass bottles in step with the agreed roadmap or earlier.” Adeyeye stated.

 

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