The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that poorly-destroyed expired or stolen products from food manufacturers are being smuggled back into the markets through scavengers.
The statement said NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, stated this at he agency’s Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate Stakeholders’ Engagement with food sector operators in Lagos.
Adeyeye also warned Nigerians against patronising and consumption of unbranded cereals in the open market.
“We cannot speak to the safety of unbranded foods in the open market because we don’t know where they come from, their expiry date cannot be traced,” she said.
She said the investigation revealed that people preferred to buy the unbranded products, despite inherent dangers associated with such a practice.
SOURCE: The Nation