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NAFDAC shuts down unregistered companies in Plateau state

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The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down unregistered bakeries and water-packaging companies functioning without the agency’s approval in Plateau State.

Shaba Mohammed, director of the North Central Zone said various water–packaging firms were found producing under poor Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), warranting closure.

“The raid was part of NAFDAC’s routine inspection and surveillance efforts in Dengi (Kanam), Wase, Yelwa Shendam, Shendam, and Nanu (Qua’anpan) local government areas by regulatory officers from the North Central Zone office in Jos,” he said.

Mohammed emphasised NAFDAC’s commitment to safeguarding public health through an effective regulatory framework, ensuring that only quality food, drugs, and other regulated products are manufactured, distributed and consumed.

He urged the public to exercise vigilance and opt for NAFDAC-registered products only, cautioning against the consumption of uncertified goods.

However, numerous medicine stores were sealed in Gombe state for peddling expired and unregistered medical products so aspiring entrepreneurs should seek guidance from NAFDAC offices on product registration procedures in line with approved guidance.

“Individuals are encouraged to report any violations such as the sale of expired products to the nearest NAFDAC office and appropriate sanctions would be applied to offenders,” he said.