The National Agency for Food Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) in Katsina State, said it had confiscated about 100 cartons of expired beverage drink at a super market in Katsina metropolis.
The state director of NAFDAC, Mr John Agada, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Katsina.
“NAFDAC received a complaint from a consumer that a particular super market was selling expired zero coke.
“When we visited the super market, our officers found several cartons of Zero coke, which date of best use, is June, 2018.
“By implication, it means that all the cartons of the zero coke are harmful and dangerous to the consumers and the owner of the super market was still in business selling the expired coke.
“NAFDAC officers immediately impounded the cartons of zero coke as the best day for drinking them had expired.” he said.
Agada called on members of the public in the State to always look at the expiring date of any bottle of soft drink before consumption.
He warned owners and operators of super markets and provision stores to always check purchased items to avoid selling expired products to unsuspecting members of the public.
“Anybody caught selling expired items will face the full wrath of the law”. he said