The Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, a U.S. corporation, has decided to recall some of its confectionery items, according to a public advisory from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The announcement was made by NAFDAC in a public alert with the number 034/2022 and was signed by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general, and was obtained by newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
According to Adeleye, Skittles, Starburst, and Lifesavers sweets of certain varieties have been voluntarily recalled by Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.
According to the head of NAFDAC, the company disclosed that it was recalling the items because it might have some tiny metal strands inserted in gummies.
She urged distributors and members of the public who were already in possession of the recalled products to disengage sales and consumption and handover stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
“Consumers are encouraged to report consumer complaints, any allergic reactions related to the use of any regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office.
“They are also encouraged to report any adverse effect to NAFDAC PRASCORE on (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks), or via email@example.com.
“The public are also advised to make their report via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng.