The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is notifying the public of the sale of unwholesome Mayonnaise brand (Whippy Mayonnaise) in Nigeria. This product was discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post marketing surveillance unit of the Agency in Ilorin, Kwara State.
On investigation, the products were sourced locally from the manufacturer SNF FOODS Limited, Onitsha, Anambra State. Samples were taken randomly from different batches of the product for labouratory analysis in NAFDAC Labouratory.
Laboratory analysis conducted on the product by the Agency, showed unsatisfactory outcomes. It was discovered that though the products were still within shelf life, they have become rancid and exhibits a colour different from the original colour of mayonnaise. All zonal directors and state coordinators have been directed to carry out surveillance and mop up the implicated batches of the unwholesome product.
The details of the products are as follows;
Product name: Whippy Real Mayonnaise with a dribble of lemon/Au citron
Product manufacturer: SNF FOODS Limited
Manufacturer Address: Plot 52, Harbour Industrial Estate, Pokobros Avenue, Off Atani Road, Onitsha, Ogbaru LGA, Anambra State.
Pack sizes: 245g and 460g in plastic bottles
Manufacture Date: June 2022
Best Before: December 2023
Batch numbers: OA2GP220614A (Pack size 245g), OA2GP220611A and OA2GP220617A (Pack size 460g)
NAFDAC Reg.No.: A8-0700
NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale or distribution of the implicated batches of the unwholesome Whippy Real Mayonnaise. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.
Anyone in possession of the above-mentioned batches of Whippy Real Mayonnaise is advised to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you, or someone you know, have consumed this product, or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, you are advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicion of distribution and sale of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC on 0800-162-3322 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarly, consumers are also encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the consumption of unwholesome packaged food products to the nearest NAFDAC office, or through the use of the E-reporting platforms available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng or via the Med-safety application available for download on android and IOS stores or via e-mail on email@example.com