Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, director general of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has revealed that the company has not registered “Indomie Special Chicken flavor” for sale in Nigeria.
Adeyeye revealed this while stating that the agency has started sampling and analyzing various flavors of Indomie noodles, including their seasonings, for the presence of ethylene oxide, which is thought to cause cancer and was supposedly found by Malaysian and Taiwanese officials.
The NAFDAC DG promised Nigerians that the items would be thoroughly investigated at both the manufacturing and market levels.
The statement read;
“Indomie instant noodles products and other brands of noodles registered by NAFDAC for sale in the Nigerian market are manufactured in Nigeria and are only granted NAFDAC registration status following a strict regulatory regime covering all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice.
“The Management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC is aware of the recall of Indomie Instant Noodles ‘Special Chicken Flavour’ by the Ministries of Health in Malaysia and Taiwan on account of the alleged presence of ethylene oxide, a compound associated with an increased risk of cancer.
NAFDAC declares state of emergency on skin bleaching
NAFDAC has declared that the prevalent use of skin-bleaching creams in Nigeria has become a national health emergency.
Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, made the declaration at the Media Sensitization Workshop on the dangers of bleaching Creams and Regulatory Controls, held in Kano on Thursday, 9th of February.
According to her,
“The World Health Organization study in 2018 revealed that the use of skin bleaching cream is prevalent amongst 77 percent of Nigerian women, which is the highest in Africa compared to 59 percent in Togo, 35 percent in South Africa and 27 percent in Senegal.
These scary statistics have shown that the menace of bleaching creams in Nigeria has become a national health emergency that requires a multi-faceted regulatory approach.
Part of the approach is consultative and sensitization meetings like this. Another is a heightened raid on the cream outlets.”