The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued an alert on certain United States products.
The notice followed the recall of some confectioneries produced by a company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.
NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye signed the notification, with No.034/2022, issued on Friday.
Mars Wrigley had announced a voluntary recall of varieties of Skittles gummies, Starburst gummies and Lifesavers gummies.
Adeyeye said the decision was due to the potential presence of thin metal strands embedded in a number of the sweets.
NAFDAC urged distributors and citizens in possession of the products to stop the sale, and consumption of the products and take them to its nearest office.
“Consumers are encouraged to report complaints and any allergic reactions”, the agency advised.
“They are also encouraged to report any adverse effect to NAFDAC PRASCORE on (20543 toll-free from all networks), or via firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Members of the public can make their reports via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng.