NAFDAC, SON, others certify La Casera safe for consumption

Mrs. Yetunde Oni

Mrs. Yetunde Oni

Urge consumers to disregard misleading rumours

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), and Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN) have certified La casera safe for drinking and commended the company for maintaining high quality standard in the production of its beverages.

Director-General of (NAFDAC), Mrs. Yetunde Oni, represented by the Special Assistant, Mr. William Effiok who after the tour of the La Casera production facility, expressed great delight at the level of compliance and strict adherence to modern food and beverage production guidelines, also laid great emphasis on the firm’s ultra-modern production line which though covering a large expanse, and having several units such as the bottle blowing section, filling, capping and packaging units, operated under very hygienic conditions, and worked under minimal human interference, with a state-of-the-art automation process.

“What we have witnessed today reaffirm La Casera’s commitment to producing a premium Carbonated Soft Drink (CSD) with a product quality which satisfy all quality and safety requirement required for any beverage. Food handling and contact which happens to be a major entry point for contaminants in food processing and production, has also been grossly eliminated in La Casera’s production process, thereby making it safe, nutritious, and fit for human consumption.”

The DG therefore urged teeming consumers to disregard misleading information in any form, as the product has the NAFDAC seal for quality, which implies it has been subjected to thorough product check and analysis, and has been duly certified.

Also responding after the facility tour, Director, Product Certification, SON, Mr. Bayo Adigun said: “We would like to state that this kind of partnership between regulators and manufacturers are aimed at supporting companies in making sure that they maintain their standard. We are partners and we would seek ways to protect the brand of respected companies like The La Casera Company.”

According to Adigun, as regulators, our duty is not to stifle businesses, but we would rather be seen as growth partners, and a body responsible for ensuring that only excellent products, which can compete across the globe are churned out to the public. We believe that companies who open their doors to us to conduct factory tours such as this have nothing to hide and are doing the right thing.

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