Energy drink Natural Power SX , a product of Revin Zambia
Energy drink Natural Power SX , a product of Revin Zambia

Some employees of Revin Zambia Limited, a company that produces natural power have questioned the logic behind the stopping of production of the energy drink by regulatory authorities based on an unverified complaint from a foreigner.

The employees who spoke through there representative Josam Mwale said the information which has been used to stop the production and consumption of Power drinks has not been verified by the Zambian regulatory authority.

Mr Mwale said the drink has not only been produced but consumed in the country and outside for a long time without any complaint from consumers, hence the move to question the safety of the beverage, based on assertions from abroad, was not only unfair to the company, but to the workers who will likely suffer dismissals.

“The products of this company, according to available data, have gone through discrete checks for validity and reliability, as assessed by an international company. This health drink in question has been around for a year now and is widely consumed by Zambians and others in countries where it is exported.

“We also produce other drinks which include Natural Aloevera, Natural Nketu and Tangawizi. In fact, the Zambia Bureau of Standards certified this product, meaning it met all the required standards of such consumables before being put on the shelves. And for any product to be exported, we believe several steps are taken to clear the goods for the export market. So where did things go wrong in Uganda,” he said.

He further said the Ugandan man who suffered prolonged erection could have mixed the drink with other concoctions.

“What if it turns out that the guy in Uganda actually mixed the drink with other concoctions to get him in that state? It will help to get as much detail as possible on this matter instead of rushing to have it out of the shelves.

“And what is even more mind-boggling is that no Zambian has so far reported any such case as that alleged in Uganda. If, indeed, this product is not fit for consumption, why hasn’t there been any Zambian presenting similar symptoms as those seen by one man only in Uganda? Why not others who have been consuming this same drink in Uganda?”

Mwale further said it is high time Zambians developed confidence in their own companies.

“It will be irrational to order a close down of a business based on an isolated case when several other consumers have not reported any similar complaints. Zambia must begin building businesses of local enterprises than being at the forefront of pushing for closure. At the end of the day, it will be the Zambians to suffer the consequences such as job losses,” he said.

On Monday the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA), The Ndola City Council and the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) ordered an immediate stop to the production and consumption of Natural Power High Energy Drink which is believed to be used for treatment of erectile dysfunction in men.

In a joint statement yesteray, the three institutions said that officers were on the ground to collect samples of the raw materials and of the finished product for analytical tests that will determine if there is any truth to the claims being made.

They further advised members of the public to desist from taking the drink until conclusive results are released that either confirm or dismiss the allegations.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. If this energy drink contains sildenafil citrate, it should be banned from retail shops and sold as a prescription drink in chemists. FULL STOP. It is illegal to sell medicines in super markets and beer halls.

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    • i once two of them….my heart was pumping too much headache tafyali fintu…water saved me.

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    • No, what is illogical is to continue giving people a drink that could be harmful. Safety standards require that you stop the distribution of a product reasonably suspected to be harmful. If investigationd prove otherwise then you resume. But to continue distrubution before verification is not only illogical, but very risky. What happens if tests prove that the allegations are true? Are your ready to deal with the legal implications? Are you ready for the many cases that will be raised against you in court?

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    • The problem start from the top of Zambians minds, right up there. They even think their president is worse that Yoweri Museveni.
      Some foreigner brought a word “Freemason”, these Zambians took HH out of ECZ immediately.

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  2. It is true that Ugandan took concoction, just as you have said, Zambians will loose job because of an individual. We have said time and again that we have been taking the same stuff for long period of time and no one has ever complained. Please let the company go ahead with the production. If you don’t have anything to do ba Ndola city council and your colleagues, there a lot of garbage around the city.

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  3. I and my girl are rushing to buy some before stocks last the last. Its a good product. It keeps the two of us happy always

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  4. It’s so funny reading comments from nescient workers who are made to produce adulterated products only caring about their tummies and that of their families. Do these workers understand what duty of care implies? We have so many ethical companies and therefore we are not gonna risk the health of unsuspecting members of the public simply because you want to eat. Hell NO…. Just wait what is about to hit you… Professionals are on the ground, it’s just but starting and your unqualified utterances on safety passes will not last long… please go home and wait…

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    • Checks are done before producing not after. You can’t just wake up and disturb people s business ventures.

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  5. No its not illogical. its in order. The institutions are using the precautionary principle. ( which simply states that, even in the absence of scientific proof/evidence on possible harm/ill health effects) a precautionary shall be taken as to stop the risk. until proven otherwise. Katwishi nga mwaufwa or chakula in chisungu.

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  6. The initial step any regulatory authority should do when found in such a situation is to request the company for a product recall for all the products with the same batch number as the one cited to have been adulterated. Samples of these products under the same batch number are given priority for tasting and if proven positive for sildenafil a ban can be instituted on the company. The company in question should have a traceability program in place as well for it to carry out a successful recall exercise. If the company was indeed involved in this malpractice it could have only done it systematically and at a batch level to hook and keep random customers. I don’t know the cost of this drink but note that a pill of Blue Diamond (with sildenafil citrate as active ingredient) cost between K5…

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  7. What people can do for sex….how I wish we can be more into producing goods worth discussing about than some cheap drink for enhancing sex prowess…..really???are we for real???sex,sex,sex….that’s all we good it…,or is it???coz most married women have external sex mates, maybe men ain’t doing it right after all….could be because of the same ka drink or kaya machimo yena….but sex pa Zed ingatenge na trophy…..

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  8. It’s a take or leave it people becouse if u want use it if u don’t want don’t use it infact ine nimafaka nanshaba na tutu on top of ka power

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  9. Am from Uganda,have been taking this drink thou nothing like prolonged erection happening to me so in my opinion the drink has no problem

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  10. I think the ugandan national, drunk something in addtion to the energy drink, have been taking this drink for some time now nothing no side effect at all .

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