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SON officials discover fake mayonnaise products in circulation

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Officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), have discovered and impounded no less than 400 bottles of fake, substandard, and injurious mayonnaise cream products in Abakpa-Nike Community Market in Enugu metropolis.

In a statement in which this was disclosed, Paul Iorkyaa, the Public Relations Officer of SON in Enugu, said the mayonnaise products were discovered during a raid carried out on Friday, July 23, 2021.

According to him, the raid was carried out after someone made a complaint about fake and injurious BAMA mayonnaise in circulation.

The statement read: “In the Standards Organisation of Nigeria efforts to promote consumer confidence and satisfaction through its quality assurance of product and services, the organisation’s Enugu State office responded to complaints received from a consumer on July 13.

“A public-spirited individual on July 13 in the organisation’s Ogbete Main Market Desk Office complained of fake, substandard and injurious BAMA Mayonnaise purchased from Abakpa-Nike Community Market.

“After due market surveillance by the desk officers, a market raid led by the Head of Department SON Enugu Market Desk Office, Mrs Maryrose Ugwueche, was successfully carried out.

“The successful raid was carried out alongside the security services of Abakpa-Nike Market Association in collaboration with the market chairperson.

“During the raid, it was discovered that different brands of foreign Mayonnaise with no certification mark, traceability and some of which had expired were relabelled with the fake label of BAMA Mayonnaise.

“These fake, substandard and injurious Mayonnaise cream bottles were evacuated from the market,” he said.

Iorkyaa said the raid attracted great number of consumers who were grateful to SON for the good work of evacuating the unwholesome products.

“The raid gave room for a brief sensitisation to the need to patronise only products certified by SON under its MANCAP and SONCAP Scheme with display of MANCAP logo of some certified products around.”

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