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NAFDAC Fines Guinness N1 Billion




The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has hit Guinness with a fine of N1 billion for “its failure to adhere to the recommended good manufacturing practice procedures,” Vanguard reports.

A source from the Enforcement Department of the agency, who pleaded anonymity, is said to have told the publication that the agency conducted a routine check on the company’s factory in Ikeja, Lagos on November 5, 2015, and “shocking” revelations were made.

The NAFDAC team came reportedly had unsatisfactory appraisals about how some of the materials used in the production processes were being handled. Also, team that visited Guinness was worried about the manner in which the raw materials used in the factory were stored.

“The unhygienic storage condition of the raw materials was a major source of worry for the agency,” the source said.

“Our team visited Guinness and the reported findings were true. The agency is, however, going to make a public statement to this effect at the appropriate time, as the management is still studying the reports submitted by the team,” the source noted.

Reacting to the reports, Peter Ndegwa, Managing Director of Guinness said the said raw materials store is not a production facility and that “we are engaging National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for clarifications and resolution of the issues.”


  1. Finally!Finally

    November 13, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Yes ooo,!!! Pls labour and employment next!

    • Celeste

      November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      So NCC woke NAFDAC up. Where have they(NAFDAC) been and things going so wrong. Corrupt people, they go for inspection see manufacturers endangering lives of consumers but collect bribe and turn blind eye. Now they want to shine, so we say they too are working or is it today guinness started defaulting? Abeg make we hear word!

  2. Benson Ossai

    November 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

    The agencies saddle with the responsibilities of monitoring multi-national cooperation working in Nigeria should please carry their activities with all fairness as not to scare investors away from the country.They should try and make the country business friendly and also carry out intensive research before placing heavy fines to these cooperations.Meanwhile KUDOS to NAFDAC.

  3. Geebabe

    November 13, 2015 at 8:57 am

    It appears our regulatory agencies (#NCC) have woken up. Thank God. Now, who is responsible for hospitals and clinics…….

  4. Ese_sleek

    November 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    season of fines in billions n trillions
    May the Lord help Naija…

    • Osy

      November 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

      I guess you could say the yuletide “season” is here, and our regulators are cashing in on it. Lol

  5. ifeanyi

    November 13, 2015 at 9:30 am

    LOL…Regulating Agencies now-revenue-generating agencies…Guinness and MTN are the First Culprits…

    Change has Come Ohhhh

  6. Me

    November 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

    It’s not about seasons of fines in billions and trillions, its about companies living up to their responsibilities with the manufacturing best practices. It happens every were in the world, that Nigeria has woken up is a plus. Many countries don’t handle these flaws with levity. Let’s just say it is a welcome development that it’s no longer business as usual.

  7. Ephi

    November 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    This is so disappointing, I used to see Guinness as a global brand that would have good standards.

    Yet the same companies who comply in other countries choose to do as they like in Nigeria. Mehn, things HAVE to change in this country. No wonder people die like chickens in their 50s and 60s, heaven knows what they’ve been eating.
    Shame on Guinness!

  8. deb deb

    November 13, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Nice one *thumbs up*

  9. beauty

    November 13, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Hope this won’t affect staff employment*sadface*…

  10. thetruth

    November 13, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Affecting staff employment has always been the bait which have allowed some of this multinational to treat nationals like crap and with the attitude of nothing can be done as we can always bribe our way out.

  11. xx

    November 13, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    who is the regulating dstv biko, justasking

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