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NAFDAC: Bakeries, Other Facilities Sealed For Operating Without Approval In Plateau 



NAFDAC: Bakeries, Other Facilities Sealed For Operating Without Approval In Plateau 

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration, and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed some establishments in Plateau State, including bakeries, medicine stores, and water factories, for operating without approval, News About Nigeria reports.

The Director of the North Central Zone, Shaba Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He noted that the bakeries sealed were unregistered and various water-packaging companies were also sealed for producing under poor Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Mohammed also revealed that these raids were carried out during NAFDAC’s routine inspection and surveillance, stating that the agency discovered that many patent medicine stores were selling expired and unregistered medical products.

According to him, all these are punishable offences because doing business without the necessary approval from NAFDAC means these goods are not fit for consumption.

He maintained that the organisation will not sit back and allow the manufacturing of unauthorised and unregulated products to be sold to Nigerians for consumption.

“The Agency’s mission is to protect and promote the public’s health by instituting an effective and efficient regulatory system that would ensure only the right quality food, drugs, and other regulated products, were manufactured, exported, imported, advertised, distributed, sold, and used,” he stated.

He, therefore, assured Nigerians that only products that have been certified by competent and world-class ISO-certified laboratories and are duly registered will be allowed for consumption, adding that the health of Nigerians will remain a priority to the agency.

He also urged the public to be vigilant, patronise only NAFDAC-registered products and report violations to the nearest NAFDAC office.