The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has sealed off seven shops and confiscated contraband food products worth millions of Naira in Kano. The NAFDAC Assistant Director (Enforcement), Mr. Shaba Mohammed, disclosed this in Kan. He said, six of the affected shops were located at the popular Singer Market, while the other shop was situated at Galadima area in Sabon Gari. He also explained that the operation was conducted on Tuesday to measure the level of compliance to regulation, particularly on food products.
The items of interest in the operation are mainly sugar, flour, vegetable oil and macaroni or spaghetti which is contraband. “In fact, we don’t want to see any imported macaroni in Nigerian markets because they are contraband products,’’ he said. He expressed regret that the environment where the seized palm oil was being repackaged at one of the affected shops was completely unhygienic. Mohammed said that this was unacceptable to the agency.