Monday, April 12, 2021

Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has apprehended the merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste that killed three people in Kano.

The three died after consuming adulterated flavoured drinks. The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement issued by Mr Olusayo Akintola, the NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant on Sunday in Abuja. 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that three people died in Kano in March after consuming flavoured drink, allegedly containing chemical additives.

 The NAFDAC chief, therefore, warned against adding chemicals or additives to food and drinks to enhance taste, stressing that such practice could result in severe illness and even death.

 Adeyeye said the agency would stop at nothing to ensure that only safe food and other regulated products were available in the market for consumption and use.

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