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Fake Honey

Honey, a natural sweetener and popular ingredient in many households, has become a target for counterfeiters and adulterators. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a warning to Nigerians about the circulation of fake and contaminated honey in the country.

In this article, we will delve into the details of this warning and the potential health risks associated with consuming fake or contaminated honey.

NAFDAC has identified several fake honey products packaged in bottles and jars with labels that resemble those of genuine products. These products contain harmful substances, including sugar, corn syrup, and other adulterants. The agency has warned consumers to be vigilant and to check the labels and packaging of honey products before purchasing. Some of the fake products identified include “Honey Jar”, “Nature’s Nectar”, and “Golden Honey”.

Health Risks:
Consuming fake or contaminated honey can lead to serious health issues, including:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Digestive problems
  • Poisoning

Prevention:
To avoid falling victim to these fake and contaminated products, NAFDAC advises consumers to:

  • Purchase honey from reputable sources
  • Check the labels and packaging for authenticity
  • Report any suspicious products to NAFDAC or the Nigerian Police Force

The warning by NAFDAC serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing safety and quality when purchasing and consuming honey and other food products. By being vigilant and taking the necessary precautions, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from the potential health risks associated with fake and contaminated honey.

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Recommendations:

  • Always check the labels and packaging of honey products for authenticity
  • – Purchase honey from reputable sources
  • – Report any suspicious products to NAFDAC or the Nigerian Police Force
  • – Prioritize safety and quality when purchasing and consuming honey and other food products

About NAFDAC:
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a federal agency responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, sale, and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, and other regulated products in Nigeria.

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