Nigerian Breweries dismisses report of fake product
The Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc has dismissed allegations that one of its products- Amstel Malta is been paraded in the market as fake.
A statement by the firm noted that the claim was based on a video circulating on some social media platforms alleging the existence of a ‘fake’ Amstel Malta in the market.
The company, which clarified and assured its customers that there is no fake Amstel Malta in the market, noted that it recently revised the packaging of the product and incorporated the new NIS Quality logo from the Standards organisation of Nigeria, (SON).
It explained that the claims are based on the fact that there are differences in the NIS Logo on the product packaging.
The firm noted that the change was approved by the relevant regulatory agencies, including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The statement reads: “The claim, in the video under reference, that the Amstel Malta with the new NIS Logo is ‘fake’ is incorrect and misleading.
“SON, the owners of the NIS Quality Logo, have variously confirmed the change in its certifying logo and had in fact commended Amstel Malta for being the first producer to incorporate the new NIS Logo in its packaging.
“The false claim and video have been previously addressed by NB in 2017 when the video was first circulated. A joint press conference was addressed by SON, and NB Plc affirming the packaging change with new NIS logo and correcting the false claims in the video.”
“We are concerned that the same misleading video has resurfaced and is again being circulated on some social media platforms. We therefore appeal to the public to ignore this video and refrain from re-circulating this untrue information.”