At a recent News Conference, a coordinator of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nasiru Mato, disclosed that 24 bakeries in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno State have been shut down for illegal operations and unhygienic baking practices.
The agency said that the bakeries were operating without licenses and non-adherence to guidelines and minimum standards of baking. Furthermore, some of them are not registered by NAFDAC, while others were operating with fake labels, product names and addresses.
The sealed bakeries, according to NAFDAC’s coordinator, include Nurul Aini, Nice Bread, D-Boss, Save the Nation, Albarka, Ever-Nice and Aljazeera, amongst others.
Mato said the agency embarked on an intensive operation to ensure that the 300 bakeries comply with the agency guidelines to check sale and distribution of unwholesome products in a bid to protect public health.