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The Federal Government has warned those who indulge in the sales of fake hand sanitizers to desist from the act or be severely punished.
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRID, in an advisory said that the agency under the Federal Minister of Health has conducted a study on the quality of hand sanitizers in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), and found out most of the products are below the NAFDAC standard making it substandard for use.
The agency said that in its findings the following were some of their findings:63.33% of the samples had less than the 60% alcohol content advertised on their packaging;
76.67% of the samples failed to meet the pH criterion for tropical products;
50% of the samples did not have NAFDAC certification number; and
26.67% of the samples were without manufacturing and expiration dates on their packaging.
In the same vein, it said,” ” the public ensure that you purchase only hand sanitizers with NAFDAC registration number”, nothing that using substandard products will not stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The agency urged citizens to report the sighting poorly labeled hand sanitizer without NAFDAC registration number to call the NAFDAC care line on 0700-1 NAFDAC (0700-1-623322.