Nigerian News | NAFDAC Destroys N515.7m Unwholesome Products

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reportedly destroyed unwholesome products with a street value of N515,732,587.

The products included a host of substandard and falsified medicines, unwholesome processed food products, unsafe cosmetics, and other counterfeit regulated products seized from importers and manufacturers in the North-Eastern part of the country.

Other products destroyed were expired products voluntarily handed over to the Agency by complaint companies, including GSK Pharma, Ogba, Lagos, and NGOs within the zone.

The exercise commenced with the reception of the items from Gombe, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, and Taraba states.

The agency reportedly said that a total of 240.15 tons received from the North-East states and additional 40 tons from GSK Pharma was destroyed.

The agency’s Bauchi State Coordinator, Mrs. Dayilim Josephine, who represented the Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, reportedly said that the destroyed products prevented them from being returned to the markets with adverse consequences.

Adeyeye urged the public to be wary of spurious and counterfeit vaccines and other regulated products, saying NAFDAC on its own part will ensure continuous surveillance of those products and enforcement of regulations governing these products in Nigeria.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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