The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a manufacturing facility which packaged honey in an unhygienic condition after a raid.
NAFDAC’s Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye disclosed that the raid was prompted after publication on social media was seen stating that the honey produced by Upon the Rock Church of God, Durumi, Abuja was adulterated.
Adeyeye said that tests conducted on the product which was initially registered with NAFDAC revealed that the product had become unwholesome and unfit for consumption.
Adeyeye said ”investigations revealed that the company registered ‘Upon the Rock Honey’ with NAFDAC in December 2018 upon assurance that NAFDAC’s quality standards were met through proper testing and inspection”.
”But thereafter, the company started producing under poor hygiene. The facility also added some unregistered variants of the product that were never presented to NAFDAC.
”Some of the products were found to have fake NAFDAC registration numbers printed on them.
”Several samples of the products have been analysed and the reports showed that many of the products were unsatisfactory and may pose danger to health,’’ she said.
NAFDAC has ordered a recall of the products and applied appropriate sanctions to the company.