NAFDAC urges export traders to ensure registration of products

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has at a one-day South-East Stakeholders’ Sensitization on Registration and Guidelines for Export Trade held in Enugu, counselled export stakeholders to endeavor to seek proper registration of their products to prevent their rejection. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, represented by the Director, South-East Zonal Office of the agency, Mrs. Olajumoke Ojetokun, said that NAFDAC offices are open for free counselling and guidance to help exporters get it right. She admonished exporters to make use of…

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NAFDAC cautions on irresponsible use of chemicals, seizes unlicensed milk

NIGERIA – National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged food vendors and market women to desist from using dangerous chemicals as preservatives or catalyst to ripen fruits, saying it constitutes risk to major human organs. Speaking at the flag-off of the agency’s sensitization campaign, the NAFDAC Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, who was represented by the Director, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in the Agency, Mr. Sheriff Olagunju, attributed the increasing rate of kidney diseases and cancer in the country to irresponsible use of drugs…

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NAFDAC shuts down 38 sachet water production outlets

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has closed down 38 sachet water production outlets in Sokoto State, Nigeria, for flouting various production laws. NAFDAC State Coordinator in Sokoto, Malam Garba Adamu, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that no fewer than 300 sachet water popularly called “Pure Water” production outlets were registered in the 23 local government areas in the state. He noted that the exercise was part of the routine operations of the agency aimed at safeguarding…

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NAFDAC, ATWAP join hands to aid purification of water

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) are working together to adopt up-to-date methods of table water purification in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Table water is purified water from a natural source in which impurities are reduced to over 99%. Mineral and spring water have significantly higher levels of minerals and salts of non-biological nature, and are usually extracted from a natural underground water source by not undergoing the stringent process of impurities from the table, through…

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NAFDAC warns on use of formalin to preserve food, nabs man over product counterfeiting

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned meat and fish sellers against the use of formalin to preserve the products as it is harmful and not meant for consumption. Formalin, a colorless substance is derived from formaldehyde, which is a known cancer-causing agent. The best-known use for formalin is the preservation of dead bodies in mortuaries Speaking at the sensitization programme on the dangers of using local medicine, in Birnin Kebbi, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, said the sensitization was…

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