Kano - The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed off seven shops and confiscated contraband food products worth millions of Naira in Kano.
The NAFDAC Assistant Director (Enforcement), Shaba Mohammed, disclosed this in Kano on Thursday.
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 explained that the operation was conducted on Tuesday to measure the level of compliance to regulation, particularly on food products.
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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.
"The environment where these things were being done is very dirty and unhygienic that is why we sealed off the place.
"The vehicles being used to bring the palm oil are tankers for petroleum products and this is also unacceptable,’’ he said.
He explained that some of the seized items would have to undergo test at the laboratory to ascertain the level of their quality before taking any further action on them.