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NAFDAC notifies Nigerians on recalled energy drinks sold online

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public that the recalled G-Fuel brand Energy drinks marketed by T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp, contain high levels of caffeine.

T&E Imports and GPAE Trading Corp have recalled these drinks because of excess caffeine that causes disturbances to the nervous system.

NAFDAC has also been notified about the recall of the products by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye said that the consumption of the product containing high levels of caffeine could cause headaches, insomnia, irritability and nervousness.

She also stated that even at low consumption levels, people who are sensitive to caffeine could experience these detrimental effects.

Adeyeye has cautioned pregnant women against consuming these products, adding that the possible health effects of consuming these products with excess caffeine include the risk of miscarrying their babies and a chance of delivering babies with low birth weight.

The NAFDAC boss also stated that the recalled products have no cautionary statement to limit the number of servings per day, adding that these products are sold online.