The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has cautioned Nigerians to stop consuming an organic apple and blackcurrant juice originating from Australia.
NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, who disclosed this, said the product has been certified harmful for human consumption.
She also said the Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has warned against the consumption of pure tassie organic apple and blackcurrant juice originating from Australia.
This is due to unacceptable level of patulin (a mycotoxin) which she says has exceeded the maximum limit in fruit juice.
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 will affect the immune system and cause nausea, gastrointestinal disturbance and vomiting.