No fake Magnum Tonic Wine, says Wray & Nephew
Magnum Tonic Wine maker J Wray & Nephew Limited has rubbished social media reports that there are counterfeits of the product in circulation.
In videos which began circulating on social media last week, it is alleged that bottles of the product which don't bear numbers at the bottom are counterfeits made by foreign nationals.
But, in a news release on Monday, J Wray & Nephew refuted those claims, noting that the company currently utilises two bottles in the packaging of the beverage, and that both bottles are identical except for the embossing on the bottle which include the numbers at the bottom.
One bottle has no numbers at the bottom and the other has visible numbers that can be felt by touch. The formulation or liquid contained in both bottles are absolutely the same, the company stated in the release.
“We appreciate the loyalty and enthusiasm of our consumers that have made our brands iconic and an integral part of the Jamaican tapestry. We understand that from time to time there will be questions and encourage consumers to channel these to us at J Wray & Nephew Limited directly by using our social media accounts," J Wray & Nephew Marketing Director Marsha Lumley said, adding “by doing so we can ensure statements in the public domain are correct and valid. Further we can ensure that we do not inadvertently cause damage to brands that we have all come to love. Let’s continue to Tek Charge and be responsible.”
J. Wray & Nephew Limited also stated in the release that it wishes to assure its customers that the quality, integrity and safety of the product remains uncompromised.
It also urged Magnum drinkers to look for a tamper proof cap which gives an audible “crick” sound when opened, and J Wray & Nephew’s alphanumeric code which identifies the manufacturing date and batch number.