June 15, 2024

NAFDAC seals 50 outlets in Kaduna

Fifty outlets in Kaduna State have been sealed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control for selling edible oil under unhygienic conditions.

The operation was part of a sensitisation workshop for dealers, focusing on registration procedures and food management.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on the agency’s X handle on Saturday.

The Director, North-West Zonal Office, Mrs. Josephine Dayilim, explained in the statement that NAFDAC has sealed fifty outlets in Kaduna for dispensing edible oil under unhygienic conditions, aiming to prevent potential health risks associated with contamination.

According to her, “The dangers of consuming oil processed in unsanitary environments, emphasising the risks of food poisoning, gastroenteritis, and even cancer due to inadequate processing and corrosive equipment.”

The director stated the importance of using food-grade materials and maintaining hygienic production environments to ensure consumer safety.

NAFDAC, as part of its mandate to sanitise unwholesome pharmaceutical practices by the dealers, had raided and sealed not less than 1,321 patent medicine stores in the Sabon Gari open market of Kano.

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