The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against eating varieties of gummies produced by United States’ Mars Wrigley Confectionery as a result of the possible presence of a very thin metal strand lodged in them.
The health agency said that the identified products are already recalled and are, therefore, not safe for human consumption.
Gummies are sweet, chewy candies that contain cannabidiol oil.
In a statement by its Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC explained that include the gummies subjected to the recall are Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies, and Life Savers Gummies.
Adeyeye pleaded with all distributors and members of the public already in possession of the products to immediately stop their sale and consumption.
NAFDAC also advised that anyone in possession of the recalled products should hand over their stock to its nearest office.
“On the back of the package is a 10-digit manufacturing code; the first three digits in this code will indicate an implicated product”, Adeyeye said.
The agency said details of the recalled products are already posted on its website.
The NAFDAC DG further said: “Consumers are encouraged to report consumer complaints, any allergic reaction related to the use of any regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC Prascor (20543 TOLL-FREE from all networks), via email@example.com or the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng”.