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Public Alert No: 0020/2019 – Alert On Frozen Raspberries Contaminated With Norovirus From China

November 11, 2019,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) alerts the public on frozen Raspberries contaminated with Norovirus from China. Norovirus is a highly infectious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea.

The contamination of the frozen Raspberries with Norovirus was detected in Germany. The contaminated product has Lot No. 7404/1 and it is distributed internationally.

Some of the contaminated products have been exported to Nigeria from Germany.

The members of the public are warned not to consume the contaminated frozen Raspberries.

All importers are implored to desist from importing the contaminated product into Nigeria. Anybody with information on importation, distribution and sale of the contaminated frozen Raspberries should contact the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC has strengthened surveillance at ports of entry to prevent importation of the contaminated product. The Agency has heightened surveillance in the thirty-six (36) States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to prevent distribution and sale of the contaminated product.

Consumers are advised to report adverse events related to the use of regulated products to nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR [20543 or 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-623322) TOLL FREE from all networks] or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via the eReporting platform available on the NAFDAC Website www.nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC……………Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management