The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned drug and food processors against applying for their licenses through consultants or agents.
The agency has asked prospective businesses to rather register or deal directly with its various offices across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
This warning was given by the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Olusola Adeyeye, at a Public Enlightenment and Stakeholders Forum for the North East, on Tuesday in Bauchi.
Adeyeye, who was represented by Mr. Fori Tatama, Director, Planning Research, and Statistics in the Agency, said that processors and vendors should avoid registering their products through consultants or middlemen.
What the Director-General of NAFDAC is saying
Adeyeye said, “NAFDAC did not ask any entrepreneur to do his registration through consultants, anyone can apply directly to us for a license.
“NAFDAC doors are open for entrepreneurs, manufacturers, traders, importers, and food-related packaging businesses.’’
According to NAN, Adeyeye warned Nigerians against patronising social media platforms that advertised substandard, unsafe, and falsified NAFDAC regulated products adding that most of the addresses on the label of such products on social media platforms could not be traced or tracked by the Agency.
She also lamented the indiscriminate application of paracetamol in cooking meat and beans, adding that the trend affects kidneys and caused liver failure.
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Adeyeye further urged the people to provide credible information to the Agency to enhance its campaign against the circulation of fake and substandard products.
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It can be recalled that a few days ago, NAFDAC warned Nigerians to beware of social media products even as they destroyed fake, substandard, and unwholesome products worth about N2.5 billion.
The Director-General of the agency said that lately the social media has been used to advertise spurious substandard, unsafe, and falsified NAFDAC regulated products and lamented that regulated products such as cosmetics, and products for enlargement of burst and buttocks have flooded the social media.