The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Borno State office has sealed a yogurt factory involved in the production of unregistered yogurt.
The state’s Acting Coordinator of NAFDAC, Nasiru Mayo reportedly said that the shutting down of the manufacturing facility was done during the surveillance activities in the state in line with the statutory mandate of the agency.
According to him, the product compromised all standards, in view of gross lapses with respect to Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as well as not being registered with NAFDAC.
Mayo reportedly said the first line of sanction applied was to put the facility on hold, seizure, and destruction of the product and summoning the owner for possible prosecution.
Mayo reportedly said that the owner took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic situation to produce and sell the unregistered product in the state.
The agency emphasized that it will not allow such regrettable violations to sabotage the effort of safeguarding the health of the public.
Mayo reportedly said that the agency would remain vigilant more than ever before and would punish defaulters who persisted on the production of unregistered products.