NAFDAC shuts down shops, seize products at popular Lagos market [PHOTOS]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down three cosmetics shops and raided others, targeting the sale of unregistered “Dr. Teal’s” brand cosmetics.

This action, according to a statement by the agency, followed a complaint from the trademark holder regarding potential counterfeiting of its products.

The enforcement operation took place at the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Egbeda, and Ikeja areas on Saturday, May 18.

Two suspected shops along Excellent Line at the Trade Fair Complex were targeted, resulting in sealed shops and invitation letters issued to attendants.

“Another shop, Cubana Stores (Global Venture), located at Phil Hallmark Plaza, was sealed for stocking and selling the moisturising body and bath range of the alleged unregistered Dr. Teal’s brand,” the statement read.

“At Okas Global Link Ltd, where large cartons of Dr Teals and other unregistered products were discovered and suspected to be the distributor, over 200 cartons of various ranges were confiscated.

“Shop owners found guilty of selling unregistered products face penalties of up to ₦5 million, as outlined in NAFDAC’s regulations. The raids targeted specific products, focusing on “Dr. Teal’s,” to prevent distractions and ensure efficient enforcement.

“NAFDAC reiterates the health risks associated with fake cosmetics, emphasising the potential dangers of using products containing harmful substances like mercury or hydroquinone.”

The agency said shop owners were being questioned as part of ongoing investigations.

Here are some photos of the enforcement operation:


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