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NAFDAC shuts down 50 Kaduna firms for seeling unhygienic edible oil

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has shut down 50 outlets for selling edible oil under unhygienic conditions in Kaduna State.

NAFDAC explained that the outlets were sealed for dispensing edible oil under unhygienic conditions.

The agency disclosed this through a statement released on its official social media handle on Saturday.

According to the statement, the food and drug agency explained that the crackdown was part of a sensitisation workshop for dealers, focusing on Registration Procedure and Food Management.

“NAFDAC has sealed fifty outlets in Kaduna for dispensing edible oil under unhygienic conditions, aiming to prevent potential health risks associated with contamination,” it said.

Earlier, the NAFDAC’s director, North-West zonal office, Josephine Dayilim, warned consumers of oil processed in insanitary environments, that they risk health dangers such as “food poisoning, gastroenteritis, and even cancer due to inadequate processing and corrosive equipment.”

Dayilim, therefore, advised consumers to use food-grade materials and maintain hygienic production environments to ensure consumer safety.

While encouraging manufacturers to always comply with regulations, NAFDAC reiterated its commitment to safeguarding public health and imposing sanctions on violators.

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