NAFDAC Speaks On Erisco’s Nagiko Tomato Mix Registration Status, Sugar Content

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The registration status of Eriscofoods’ Nagiko Tomato Mix has been officially verified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

This confirmation arrives amidst an ongoing disagreement between the company and a customer, Chioma Egodi, who recently posted a product review alleging excessive sugar in Erisco Food’s Nagiko Tomato Mix.

Miss Egodi’s review caused the product manufacturer to petition the Police for her arrest, demanding a public apology or face a N5 billion suit.

The situation escalated when it was revealed that the product’s approval was unavailable on the regulatory agency’s website.

While looking into the matter, NAFDAC clarified on its social media page that the product was registered in 2021.

It clarified that an accessibility database backlog issue has delayed the update.

It stated:

Update on the Registration Status of Nagiko Tomato Mix. The product in question, Nagiko Tomato Mix by Erisco Foods Limited, bears NAFDAC Registration Number A8-7430 and is indeed a registered product.

Furthermore, NAFDAC provided insights into the safety considerations related to the inclusion of sugar in tomato paste and ketchup items. They elucidated that sugar plays multiple roles, including mitigating bitterness, enhancing colour and flavour, improving texture and taste consistency, and functioning as a preservative.

NAFDAC underscored its role in setting safety thresholds for sugar content in food products, emphasizing that only products conforming to these established limits are granted NAFDAC’s approval It would be recalled that the arrest of Miss Egodi sparked reactions on social media, leading to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) intervention.

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