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Danger Alert: Friesland Campina Indicted In Sales Of Hazardous Peak Milk

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If the words of the Lagos State government are anything to go by, then there is serious trouble awaiting Friesland Campina, makers of Peak Milk.

According to reports reaching www.theoctopusnews.com, the Lagos State government has decided to focus its spotlight on the company.

This comes after Friesland Campina was indicted in the recent sales of expired, hazardous, and contaminated milk in the Ojuelegba area of the state.

Millions of Nigerians were put at high risk when the milk said to be stocked for distribution in a warehouse located at Wilmer Street, Isheri-Ojodu, Lagos State hit the street.

Upon the arrest and interrogation of the seller of the milk by men of the Nigeria Police Force, Area C Police Station, Surulere, the man revealed that he got the milk from the company’s warehouse at Wilmer Street in Isheri, Berger.

In a bid to control the situation, the state government ordered the closure of the warehouse. www.theoctopusnews.com, can report that the General Manager of Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Afolabi Solebo (Esq.), led an enforcement team to seal the distribution warehouse.

Explaining the action taken against the warehouse, Solebo said that it was meant to ensure that further sales of the hazardous and contaminated milk are stopped and withdrawn from circulation in order to protect residents from consuming milk that is harmful to their health.

Furthermore, he said the warehouse personnel distributing the unwholesome products to retailers flouted safety regulations of the food and beverage sector.

Also, he reiterated that the state government has zero-tolerance for the sales of hazardous and expired products.

Solebo said: “We, on our own part, will carry out a forensic investigation, through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to confirm the actual state of those products, because mere opening the product, we discovered that they smell.

“I will want to warn the members of the public to ensure that they check whatever they are buying, check the product information such as the manufacture and expiry dates and all other relevant information about the product”.

In 2021, at least four persons were confirmed dead and 189 others on treatment after consuming an expired juice drink in Kano.

The Lagos State government is now set to question the management of Friesland Campina in relation to the putting the lives of millions of Nigerians at risk.

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