The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone together with the ministry Health has launched an investigation into a herbal product called COCO SAMBA . A statement from the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone said on Wednesday.
The popular herbal product, which is being sold all over the market, is being questioned solely because some sections of society feel that is has not gone through all the necessary clinic tests and certificate to fit into the Sierra Leone market and that it may be harmful to people’s health .
‘’The ingredients include; water, Aloe Vera extract and Caramel, the producer of the product is Buluon GO-NEATGLOBAL LIMITED, 1 Amras Crescent, Torotoro, Quarters, KM36, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.’’ The noted.
According to the statement, the Pharmacy board has categorically said that it has not registered the product and could not guarantee the’’ quality and safety’’ of the product.
It further said that a sample of COCO SAMBA has been collected for what it described as quality control analysis; and that they will continue to investigate the issue; hence they will keep the general public informed as investigations continue.
Meanwhile, a statement from an institution which referred to itself as sole distributor of the COCOSAMBA Product in Sierra Leone ; Double Up Group Of Companies has made a counter argument on the issue as seen on this Press Release below.
Double Up Group Of Companies IS A CERTIFIED DISTRIBUTOR FOR COCO SAMBA IN SIERRA LEONE.
This is to inform the general public that Double Group Of Company is a certified distributor to sell and advertise Coco samba in Sierra Leone through the manufacturing company in Nigeria called BULLION GO-NEAT GLOBAL LIMITED.
However, we may also want the public to know that the product name Coco samba is a milk and chocolate drink with herbal extract that has been approved by (NAFDAC) reg with number (A8-9149L)
Double Group Company is a registered company in Sierra Leone that has went through rigorous check and balance before exporting it products in Sierra Leone.
Moreover, if any institution haven problem with it products. It is advisable to contact the manufacturing company in Nigeria called BULLION GO-NEAT GLOBAL LIMITED for clarification. At Double Up Group companies, we’re just a key distributor to sell and advertise it products in Sierra Leone.
Therefore, as a key distributor. We may like to restore confidence to the people of Sierra Leone that these products are very good for human consumption without any health risk. For more information, please reach out to our head office at #1D street kissy mess mess opposite barracks old road.