Poll shows Nigerians ‘still love’ Fanta, Sprite


Despite the court ruling that Fanta and Sprite contain potentially harmful substances, Nigerians still consume the products.

A recent poll conducted by CNN showed that majority still enjoy the drinks.

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The poll, which was carried out on Twitter, had 1,108 respondents. 61 percent said they were not bothered by the ruling, while 39 percent said they would rather not consume the products for now.

A Lagos high court had ruled that the drinks contained substances that could turn poisonous in the presence of Ascorbic acid.

The court had also ruled that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) should direct the manufacturer to include a warning on the containers of the product that its content cannot be taken with Vitamin C.

In response to the ruling, the ministry of health said the standard of production in Nigeria was different from that of the United Kingdom.

The ministry also certified the drinks fit for consumption.

A Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Adebo, had purchased large quantities of the products and exported to the United Kingdom, but the goods were impounded and destroyed after they were pronounced unfit for human consumption.

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Adebo subsequently took Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), manufacturers of the product to court.