The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has mandated herbal medicine dealers in Yobe to register their product with the agency in order to protect the citizenry.
The State Controller of the agency, Mr. Lawan Dadingelma disclosed that registration of herbal products would facilitate comprehensive laboratory analysis to certify that herbs and other products were good for consumption.
Lawan reportedly said that the registration will enable the agency to examine and assess the level of toxicity of herbal medicine.
Lawan reportedly said that “we strongly call on all traditional medicine sellers to come forward and update the registration of their products and businesses to safeguard public health in the state. The high toxic content of herbs are some of the causes of damages to vital human organs such as kidney and liver”.
The agency has requested producers to ensure proper labels on their products which must include addresses, manufacturing and expiring date, NAFDAC’s registration number and prescribed dosage to be administered.
Lawan further warned that defaulters would be sanctioned per laws governing its operations.