CPC warns against new unregistered products

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CPC warns against new unregistered goods

By Victor Adeoti

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has urged Nigerians  to be wary of  some new  and unregistered products being introduced into markets, saying many of such products were  injurious to health.

Mr  Garuba Ahmad, the South-West Zonal Coordinator of the council, made the call  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo.

Ahmad  said many unscrupulous persons, who were desperate to make money, were flooding the markets with  adulterated and injurious new products.

He, however, said that CPC had the duty to carry out  market surveillance from time to time to check the introduction of  such fake products into  markets.

Ahmad recalled that fake products  such as food and beverages worth N56 million were confiscated in the zone in 2016.

He said that many sachet water factories were also sealed off in the zone for failing to meet  the required standards.

” We ensure quality of products in the markets and also prevent circulation of fake and injurious products, ’’  Ahmad said.

He appealed to consumers to always check for NAFDAC approved number, address of  manufacturers as well as manufactured  and expiry  date of new products before buying them.

Ahmad also  said the council received 128 complaints from consumers out of which 110 were resolved

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