NAFDAC confiscates expired food products in Sokoto

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated and destroyed assorted contaminated food products in Sokoto State in February.

A statement issued by Prof Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of the agency on Thursday in Abuja, said the contaminated foods and beverages were discovered in some markets in Sokoto following surveillance.

“During the month of February 1374 cartons of expired Cherie Instant Noodle worth 1.7 million were forfeited to the office; they were dubiously supplied to the marketer in Sokoto Old Market.

“In the same month, 64 crates of assorted expired soft drinks worth N70,400 were also confiscated from a sales outlet.

“Upon surveillance to some yoghurt depots in Sokoto, 90 bottles of registered yoghurt without label worth N27,000 were confiscated and outrightly destroyed,” she said.

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Adeyeye assured that NAFDAC would continue to take proactive steps to ensure that Nigerians do not consume foods and drugs that were injurious to their health. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated and destroyed assorted contaminated food products in Sokoto State in February.

A statement issued by Prof Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of the agency on Thursday in Abuja, said the contaminated foods and beverages were discovered in some markets in Sokoto following surveillance.

“During the month of February 1374 cartons of expired Cherie Instant Noodle worth 1.7 million were forfeited to the office; they were dubiously supplied to the marketer in Sokoto Old Market.

“In the same month, 64 crates of assorted expired soft drinks worth N70,400 were also confiscated from a sales outlet.

“Upon surveillance to some yoghurt depots in Sokoto, 90 bottles of registered yoghurt without label worth N27,000 were confiscated and outrightly destroyed,” she said.

Adeyeye assured that NAFDAC would continue to take proactive steps to ensure that Nigerians do not consume foods and drugs that were injurious to their health.

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