Infostride News reported that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a public notification regarding the recalled G-Fuel brand Energy drinks distributed by T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp, citing elevated levels of caffeine as the cause for concern.
In a concerted effort to address the issue, both T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp have initiated a recall of these energy drinks due to the presence of excessive caffeine, which has been known to lead to disturbances in the nervous system.
It is important to note that NAFDAC’s awareness of this situation was further corroborated by similar recalls made by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), highlighting the international scope of the issue.
Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director General of NAFDAC, expressed her concern over the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks containing high levels of caffeine. Such consumption could potentially result in a range of adverse effects, including but not limited to headaches, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness.
Even individuals who consume these products in relatively small quantities may not be immune to the detrimental effects of excessive caffeine, particularly if they are sensitive to its stimulating properties.
In a bid to ensure public safety, Dr. Adeyeye issued a stern caution to pregnant women, advising them to abstain from consuming these products. The reason for this advisory is the potential risk of miscarriage and the possibility of delivering babies with low birth weight, which is believed to be associated with the excessive caffeine content in the recalled energy drinks.
Furthermore, it has come to light that the recalled products lack essential cautionary statements limiting the number of servings per day, which should be present on products containing high levels of caffeine. These products are predominantly sold through online channels, making it all the more crucial for consumers and retailers to exercise caution and heed the warnings issued by NAFDAC.
As Dr. Adeyeye succinctly put it, “The product is not registered by NAFDAC.” This statement underscores the unregulated nature of the product, which underscores the need for consumers and retailers to refrain from using, selling, serving, or distributing the implicated
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