By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Ndola City Council has destroyed 5136 × 250mls of Natural Power High Energy Drink SX following a court disposal order to destroy the seized bottles.
The batches where the ones that had tested positive for Sildenafil Citrate after positive adulteration.
NCC Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza said the reports from Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa that confirmed that four batch numbers of the seven batches tested positive for Sildenafil.
Ms Mwanza said NCC conducted a country wide product recall of the said batch numbers and a total of 5 136 bottles were recalled and have been destroyed.
She said NCC would continue to closely monitor Revin Zambia Limited and carry out random inspection and testing of the Power Drink following the lift of the production suspension.
Sildenafil is an active ingredient in oral therapy for erectile dysfunction in men. It is a prescription medicine and should only be taken upon recommendation by a doctor as it has side effects and thus the sale to the general public combined with potential abuse by consumers is a threat to public health.