The alleged use of raw material considered to be expired by NAFDAC has been denied by Mr Sesan Sobowale, the Director, Corporate Relations in Guinness Nigeria on Friday.
According to him, the company already have extension on the ‘best before date’ from the supplier of the malt extract in question. Earlier from NAN report, one billion naira fine was imposed on Guinness over alleged usage of expired raw materials in the company’s production lines. Expired product are destroyed at Ado-Ado in Ogun State with relevant documents from government.
Also said that the company, upon receiving a letter from NAFDAC, replied NAFDAC with the documents seeking approval on the extension of “best before date”.
The Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria, Mr Peter Ndegwa, said that the company would not compromise on the highest standards of quality which were in line with globallly accepted code of manufacturing practice.