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Food scientists, technologists endorse Fanta, Sprite

By Chioma Obinna

Food Scientists and Technologists under the auspices of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, NIFST, yesterday lent its support to the Federal Ministry of Health’s endorsement of the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, products, Fanta and Sprite.

In a statement made available to Vanguard and jointly signed by the National President, Dr. Dahiru Adamu and the Vice President, Mr. E. Oluwole Toye, the food scientists noted that as an informed stakeholder on the subject matter, the Institute is aware that the science of benzene formation from interaction between benzoic acid and ascorbic acid is based on the provision of specific conditions such as presence of ultra violet light and high temperature of about 60degrees Celsius.

They argued that science is fact based and there has not been any reported incidence or that these two conditions are prevalent in the Nigerian environment.


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