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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians to stop the consumption of an organic apple and black currant originating from Australia.
NAFDAC Director-General, Moji Adeyeye, who disclosed this, said the products had been certified harmful for human consumption.
Adeyeye pointed out that the level of patulin content in the affected fruit juice can induce liver, spleen, and kidney damage.
She added that the toxic level would affect the immune system and causes nausea, gastrointestinal disturbance, and vomiting.
The D-G implored importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to immediately stop the importation, distribution, sale, and consumption of the affected fruit juice.
She urged members of the public in possession of the affected fruit juice to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.