NAFDAC shuts unregistered bakeries, water packaging companies in Plateau

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has taken action against several unregistered bakeries and water-packaging companies operating without the necessary approval in Plateau State.

Mr. Shaba Mohammed, the Director of the North Central Zone, reported that various water-packaging firms were discovered to be operating under substandard Good Manufacturing Practices, leading to their closure. Additionally, numerous patent medicine stores were sealed for selling expired and unregistered medical products.

These enforcement actions were carried out as part of NAFDAC’s routine inspection and surveillance activities in Dengi (Kanam), Wase, Yelwa Shendam, Shendam, and Namu (Qua’anpan) local government areas (LGAs) by Regulatory Officers from the North Central Zonal Office in Jos.

Mohammed emphasized NAFDAC’s unwavering commitment to protecting public health through an effective regulatory framework, ensuring that only high-quality food, drugs, and other regulated products are manufactured, distributed, and consumed.

He reiterated the agency’s determination to prevent the sale of unauthorized and unregulated products to Nigerian consumers.

Furthermore, Mohammed urged the public to be vigilant and choose NAFDAC-registered products exclusively, advising against the consumption of uncertified goods.

He encouraged individuals to report any violations, such as the sale of expired or adulterated products, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

In a stern warning against the production and sale of unwholesome products, Mohammed underscored that appropriate sanctions would be imposed on offenders.

He advised aspiring entrepreneurs to seek guidance from NAFDAC offices on product registration procedures in accordance with approved guidelines.

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