Manufacturer Responds To Reports Of Counterfeit Coco Samba, Says It Alerts NAFDAC Earlier

In response to a recent reports circulating on some Online media platforms regarding the falsification of Coco Samba Herbal Mixture, the manufacturers of the product, Bullion Go-Neat Global Ltd, has issued a comprehensive statement to address the allegations, saying the falsified products are not from its stable.

The Managing Director of the Company, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo in a statement on Monday, said earlier in 2022, the company lodged a formal complaint with the Director of the Investigation & Enforcement Directorate at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Apapa, Lagos, regarding the counterfeiting of their product, Cocosamba Milk and Chocolate Flavored with Herbal Extract, bearing NAFDAC registration number A8-9149L.

He said it is crucial to note that before the registration of Cocosamba Milk and Chocolate Flavored with Herbal Extract, the company had been producing Cocosamba Bitters Alcoholic drinks with NAFDAC No A8-4418L.

He said however, due to low market demand, the production of Cocosamba Bitters Alcoholic Drink was discontinued, and the product has not been in production since the expiry date of the license.

“Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited, in response to the recent news, expressed its unwavering commitment to maintaining high standards in its manufacturing processes.

“The company commended NAFDAC for its role in ensuring that manufacturers comply with statutory laws related to standardization.

“The General Manager of the company, Oguntade Samuel Oluseyi highlighted this commitment during the company’s end-of-year gathering”, Ajadi said.

The Managing Director, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, said himself and the entire management team of Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited expressed shock at the circulating news and assured stakeholders that all necessary actions would be taken to address the issue promptly.

He gave copy of the letter previously submitted to NAFDAC, outlining the company’s concerns and seeking intervention to Journalists.

He said Bullion Go-Neat Global Ltd encourages the public to await the outcome of the ongoing investigation and appreciates the continued support and understanding of its customers, importers, distributors, and healthcare providers.

“The management and staff of the company have initiated efforts to identify individuals responsible for counterfeit products.

“They have pledged to collaborate with the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in reporting and taking action against anyone found guilty of this illegal offense”, he assured.

He said the company will be ready to provide further information or inquiries, when and where such is demanded.


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