No plastic fish in Nigeria – NAFDAC

Press Release


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that there is no plastic fish in circulation in Nigeria.


This is following a thorough investigation and analysis of some unsuspected plastic fish samples in her laboratory .


The investigation was triggered by a report from a Nigerian consumer in Abuja that he bought a fish and discovered that it refused to cook when it was set on fire for several minutes.


The suspected sample of the fish, after thorough investigation was confirmed to contain protein and fat which is normal to fish.


The fish was however found to be unwholesome due to serious bacterial contamination.


While NAFDAC encourages Nigerians to watch carefully the kind of fish they buy, it is however, important to stress that there is no plastic fish in Nigeria.


It would be recalled that few weeks ago, there has been the circulation of suspected plastic fish on some parts of the world in the social media.


There is, however, no single case found in Nigeria so far. NAFDAC therefore, calls on Nigerians to report any suspected unwholesome product including fish to the nearest NAFDAC office for further investigation.