Abuja -The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said on Tuesday that it would penalise eateries and restaurants operating below standard.
Dr Paul Orhii, Director-General of the agency, said it was mandatory for such outlets to be standard-driven to ensure safety of foods.
Orhii said the agency had been monitoring eateries and restaurants across the country to ensure full compliance.
“We have been monitoring eateries very closely; in some cases, we offer only corrective advise and do not go public,’’ he said.
Orhii cited instances when the agency closed down some eateries in Lagos because they operated below prescribed standard.
He appealed to the public to report such outlets to the agency for appropriate sanction.
He gave assurance that the agency would continue to work hard to safe-guard the health of Nigerians.
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