The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has shut down two vegetable oil packaging retail outlets in Ilorin for selling unverified vegetable oil to the public.
The Kwara State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Roselyn Ajayi reportedly said that the outlets located at Adabata and Stadium Road, Ilorin have acquired more than 2.2 million liters of unverified vegetable oil before they were uncovered and shut down following a tip-off by some concerned citizens.
Roselyn Ajayi reportedly said that the source of the vegetable oil could not be verified even though the labels show they were manufactured in Malaysia.
Roselyn Ajayi reportedly said the suspects have been arrested and the facilities had been locked and the agency would take appropriate regulatory sanctions on individuals found guilty of violating the laws.
She assured the public that efforts were continually on to ensure the safety, quality, and wholesomeness of processed foods through regular routine monitoring of production.
Roselyn Ajayi reportedly said that it had become imperative for the public to always ensure that any packaged foods and drugs they would buy should have NAFDAC approved labels and registration numbers.
NAFDAC has expressed its commitment to continuously safeguard the health of the public.