By Mustapha Sumaila
Abuja, Sept 27, 2018 (NAN) The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it had seized some unregistered condensed milk and expired products in Jos, Plateau.
The Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, explained that the products were Roch, Tiona, Dembo brands of sweetened condensed milk products in one kilogramme and other expired products being sold openly in the market.
Adeyeye said in a statement issued to in Abuja on Thursday that NAFDAC Director for North Central Zone, noticed the unregistered products during her private shopping at the Terminus Market in Jos.
She stated that officials of the agency raided the Terminus, Yan Doya and Bukuru Motor Park Market for a mop-up, where some unregistered condensed milk were seized from hawkers.
“Apart from been unregistered, these brands of milk come in 1kg, which once opened for multiple use and stored inappropriately, is prone to contamination hence lead to various health hazards to the public.
“Other products seized during the exercise include expired 24 cartons of Snap Alcoholic drink, 24 bottles of malta harb, 12 Chivita juice cartons, 150 bottles of Fanta and some Nestle Pure life water,” she said.
Adeyeye said that hawkers and retailers found with unregistered condensed milk, claimed the products were supplied from Kano markets, adding that the hawkers came from ECOWAS countries like Niger and Togo.
The NAFDAC boss said that the labelling of the products indicated that they were manufactured in Malaysia.
The director-general disclosed that retailers and hawkers who violated the agency regulations had been administratively charged while others were issued warning letters.
The NAFDAC boss cautioned the general public to always check for expiring dates before buying any food products, drugs or drinks. (NAN)