ELIZA D .D
The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration And Control NAFDAC has started investigating the news of recalled Indomie noodles by Taiwan and Malaysian authorities.
According to a press release by the Director General Professional Mojisola Adeyeye, the agency will on May 2,2023 through NAFDAC’s Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate randomly sample Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) from the production facilities while Post Marketing Surveillance Directorate samples from the markets.
The compound of interest is ethylene oxide, so the Director, Food Lab Services Directorate is said to have been engaged to work on the methodology for the analysis.
It would be recalled that
Indomie noodles have been banned from being imported into the country for many years, making
It one of the foods on the government prohibition list.
It is also not allowed in Nigeria, and therefore not registered by NAFDAC.
“What we are doing is an extra caution to ensure that the product is not smuggled in, and if so, our post marketing surveillance would detect it” said the Director General..
The agency also wants to be sure that the spices used for the Indomie and other noodles in Nigeria are tested.