The Director General, National Agency for the food, drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC , Professor Mojisola has re-assured the public of the Agency’s commitment to safeguarding the health of the Nation.

In a Press release Tuesday,She noted The agency was proactive and alive to it’s responsibility as the Management has started working on the recalls of Indomie Instant Noodles Special Chicken Flavour by the Ministries of Health in Malaysia and Taiwan on account of the alleged presence of ethylene oxide, a compound associated with an increased risk of cancer.

The agency says it’s has started carrying out a random sampling and analysis of Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) for the presence of ethylene oxide, as well as extending the investigation to other brands of instant noodles offered for sale to Nigerians.

Professional Mojisola Adeyeye,said that thorough investigation of the products is being conducted both at the factory and market levels and our findings will be communicated.

The public is also hereby informed that the implicated Indomie Instant Noodles Special Chicken Flavour is not registered by NAFDAC for sale in Nigeria.

It is important to mention that noodles are on the Import Prohibition List of the Federal Government of Nigeria and is therefore not permitted for importation to Nigeria.

Professor Adeyeye said the Indomie instant noodles products (and other brands of noodles) registered by NAFDAC for sale in the Nigerian market are manufactured in Nigeria and are only granted NAFDAC registration status following a strict regulatory regime covering all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

The Ports Inspection Directorate (PID) is also been put on heightened alert to guard against importation of the implicated product into Nigeria.


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