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NAFDAC seizes 26 packets of ‘UK-packaged Ghana garri’

NAFDAC seizes 26 packets of ‘UK-packaged Ghana garri’
February 21
12:41 2017

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized 26 packets of garri from a supermarket in Ikoyi, Lagos, Isaac Adewole, health minister, has said.

The minister said the product was made in Ghana but packaged in the United Kingdom.

In a statement on his Medium page, Adewole said a Twitter user brought the discovery to the attention of the health ministry.

“This is the tweet that first caught our attention on Sunday 19th February 2017. It is about a certain pack of Imported Garri with the source given as India, which was found on the shelve of a Nigerian supermarket,” he wrote.



“We knew we had work to do, and Monday 20th we did. Our actions and findings are outlined below: (Updates via @NafdacNigeria)
NAFDAC Officers visited the Supermarket in Ikoyi today.

“26 packets of 500mg each of the products were seized for analysis. The product has no NAFDAC number.

“The product is said to be from Ghana but packaged in UK. The management of the supermarket have been invited for further discussion in our Lagos office.”


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