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N2.5m of sweets, candies seized: NAFDAC

25 February 2015, 10:12

Abuja - The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have revealed the impounding of confectionery items from the Ogbaru Relief Market in the Onitsha area of Anambra State, valued at N2.5 million.

NAFDAC operatives, who visited the market on Tuesday, have also revealed the closing of 12 shops filled with confectionery items, PUNCH reports.

Anslem Okonkwor, PR Officer for the agency, said that the seized candies were not up to standard and had not been approved for human consumption by the NAFDAC.

Also read: Pharmacies, hawkers major source of illicit drugs

Chief Regulatory Officer Joseph Idowu, said that marketers are reluctant to cooperate with the agency.

Idowu has also revealed that traders at the Ogbaru Market were much less cooperative as compared with traders from other markets.

Read more at PUNCH




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