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NAFDAC seals cosmetic shops for counterfeiting in Lagos

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More than five shops in the cosmetic section of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, LITFC, have been sealed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC for selling fake and counterfeit “Dr Teal’s” products.

This was disclosed by NAFDAC’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, Mr Ishidi Sunday during a press briefing to newsmen in Lagos.

Ishidi said the raid was carried out on Thursday, adding that the shops were sealed for stocking and selling “Dr. Teal’s” brand of cosmetics product and samples of the cosmetics brand were seized.

“We’re here today on this operation in respect of the complaint we received in the office on alleged faking or counterfeiting of Dr. Teal’s range of cosmetic products from the registered trademark owner and the market authorisation holder.

“Technically, any regulated product that does not have NAFDAC registration number is considered fake.

“As it is, any product that is not registered, we cannot vouch for the quality and safety of the use of this product by the public.

“Since it is our mandate as an agency to safeguard the health of Nigerians and ensure that all regulated products are safe and of good quality, we’re here on this operation; we can only confirm its safety of use through laboratory analyses.

“The shops will be unsealed after administering our necessary stipulated sanctions; we have sanctions for sale, manufacture, or distribution of unregistered products.”

He said that necessary sanctions would be given to violators.

“Our focus was primarily on Dr. Teal’s.

“Therefore, in order to avoid distractions, we’re considering the exigencies and the number of shops we have to visit, we focused mainly on the product in question.

“We evacuated three unregistered products; shower gel, oil, and lotion.

“With the guide of a few contracted men known as ‘the pointers’, the enforcement team was able to locate two of the suspected shops: shop 158 and shop 159 at the Excellent Line, though their owners were not met on the ground.“

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