April 19, 2024
NAFDAC Raises Alarm On Dangers Of Unapproved Sugar From Brazil, India
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NAFDAC Raises Alarm On Dangers Of Unapproved Sugar From Brazil, India

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public of the illegal importation of foreign unauthorized sugar manufactured in Brazil and India.

In a statement on Wednesday, the products are imported through Cameroun (Douala), Niger, Chad and Benin Repbulic into the Nigerian border communities of Borno, Adamawa, Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States.

The agency added that monthly, an estimated 200 trucks have been found to be distributed within the Nigerian markets in communities including Mubi, Gamboru, Saki, Keshi, Badagry, and Idi – Iroko and sold for N32,000 -N 34,000 per bag.

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It also added that the products are not registered by NAFDAC and are non-fortified with Vitamin A, therefore their illegal importation and marketing poses a risk to the health of consumers, as the safety and quality of the products are not guaranteed.

The agency added that anyone who may have consumed this product, or suffered any adverse reaction/event after consumption, should seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional.

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