NAFDAC seals 6 bakeries in Kaduna

 The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) sealed six bakeries for adhering to good hygiene.

The state Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr Nasiru Mato disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna.

”Most of the bakeries did meet the minimum requirements to operate others were registered with the agency.

“NAFDAC in Kaduna embarked on surveillance on bakeries in the state as part of efforts to ensure strict compliance to standards.

“The focus of the re – appraisal visit to the bakeries by NAFDAC in the state is to ensure that bakers regularise their licences, to Good Hygiene Practice, among other stipulated laid down regulatory requirements.

“During the visit, total of six defaulting bakeries were placed on HOLD as first line of sanction for various irregularities.

‘`The fact that people see bread and other products with NAFDAC number does mean they are fully registered because some people fake the by themselves.

“These products are certified and have gotten licence from us, so are closing them down and will make sure they are seen in the market for consumption,’’he said.

He said NAFDAC would continue to ensure that manufacturers of all regulated products did what was right within the ambit of the agency’ regulations and guidelines for a healthy citizenry.

“The Agency will always remain resolute in the discharge of responsibilities of safeguarding public health and will hesitate in applying the wrath of the law on any non – compliant and violating manufacturer.’’(NAN)