NAFDAC to reinforce surveillance activities in Kaduna state

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is set to embark on surveillance visits to restaurants and fast food outlets in Kaduna state. The goal, according to Nasiru Mato, the State Coordinator for NAFDAC, is to ensure the operators adhere to appropriate hygiene practices. According to Mr. Mato, the agency had noticed that several…

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NAFDAC urges Nigerians to consume safe wholesome food to boost immunity

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to ensure that only safe and wholesome food is consumed to boost immunity and improve the body’s natural defenses in fighting diseases. NAFDAC reiterated that Nigerians do not need medicines if they eat right, stressing that eating right means making healthy food choices from…

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NAFDAC cautions Nigerians against addition of chemicals to food

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to desist from adding chemicals to food for whatever reasons, something it has continually reiterated. The warning was in response to alleged mixing of chemicals like Jatropha Curcas leaves, hypo detergent and potash with Akpu, popularly known as Fufu, to make it rise, be…

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NAFDAC warns Nigerians on product with undeclared allergens

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians about Van Law Food Products which is said to contain some undeclared allergies. Adeyeye said in the alert that Van Law Food Products, an Incorporation of Fullerton, California is issuing a voluntary recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing because it…

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NAFDAC warns public of contaminated Continental Mills products

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public that foreign material contamination has been found in the U.S. made Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix manufactured by Continental Mills, a Seattle-based, family-owned business. Continental Mills had recalled the product after fragments from a cable used to clear the processing line were discovered…

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NAFDAC confiscates 250 cartons of concentrated juice in Kano State

NIGERIA – The National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Kano has arrested three persons and confiscated 250 cartons of concentrated juice said to be illegally produced in the state. The products were confiscated from one Garba Yahaya of Kwana Hudu-Brigade. He was accused of illegal production and distribution in the state. Lat year, Kano State was faced…

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NAFDAC commits to intensify surveillance of water processing factories

NIGERIA – The National Agency For Food And Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) has committed to intensify surveillance of production processes in different factories, as part of measures to enhance safety compliance in the production of table water in Bayelsa State. The state Director of NAFDAC, Mr. Ihekire Chucks, who announced this during the agency’s inspection tour of some table water…

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NAFDAC cautions on risks of using Aluminum Phosphide 560TB pesticide

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned the public on the risk involved in using of Aluminum Phosphide 560TB pesticide. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye said the warning followed the report of the death of three (3) children as announced by the Zimbabwean authorities in December 2021. The death…

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NAFDAC impounds 80 bags of unwholesome wheat

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has impounded 80 bags of alleged unwholesome wheat in Gombe state, Nigeria. Mr. James Agada, the Gombe State NAFDAC Coordinator, told newsmen in Gombe shortly after the exercise that the wheat was treated with insecticides meant for planting and hence  not healthy for public consumption. Following investigation,…

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NAFDAC bans alcohol production in sachet, PET bottles

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has banned the registration of alcohol in sachet and small volume and glass bottles below 200 milliliters and above 30% alcohol by volume (ABV), in bid to reduce the availability and curb the abuse of alcohol in the country. Nigerians consume alcoholic beverages of all sorts largely…

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