You have to beware where you buy your foodstuffs these days, especially if the seller has had a history of its premises being shut by regulatory agencies.
One such incident has just been recorded with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) today, announcing the shutting down Every Rose Limited.
The agency said the decision was taken in its renewed efforts to rid Nigeria of unwholesome foods and other consumables to safeguard the health of the populace.
A statement by the Resident Media Consultant of NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola, quotes Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, as expressing exception to the actions of the company.
According to her, the company “would be heavily sanctioned for endangering public health.”
“Following a tip-off, operatives of the Investigation and Enforcement directorate of NAFDAC swooped on the main warehouse and factory of Every Rose Limited manufacturers of SomGeo brand of spices located at Petu Village, Cele 2, Bus Stop Off Ibeju-Lekki, and No. 23, Tunji Lekki,Bello Street, Penuncular Stream 2, Lekki, Lagos respectively.
“Sequel to the visit by the NAFDAC Officials, it was discovered that large quantities of expired Curry and Thyme spices were stored in the warehouse with packaging materials, labels as well as stamps that were being used to illegally revalidate the already expired products (Spices).”
Two locations of the company visited by NAFDAC were as a result sealed, the DG said, and placed on hold.
Also, company staff members found revalidating the aforementioned products at the factory have been were apprehended and taken to NAFDAC Investigation & Enforcement office for further investigation, the DG said
Report of the swoop added that different finished products and working tools were found in the factory while the business owner, a lady, whose names could not be mentioned, was still at large.