NAFDAC seizes truckload of unregistered milk in Sokoto

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National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized a truckload of unregistered milk suspected to be counterfeit in Sokoto.

Coordinator in Sokoto State, Malam Garba Adamu, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto.

Adamu said that consignment of 300 cartons of 35g creamer sachet seized on Sept. 6 at the popular Kantin Daji market while the vehicle was on transit to Kano.

He said that items were confiscated and the persons involved fined, to serve as deterrent to others.

coordinator explained that the agency’s headquarters had, in July, alerted state offices of circulation of unregistered milk and other products in the country.

He enjoined members of public to be wary of their consumables and monitor any unregistered item so as to support NAFDAC in safeguarding their health.

According to him, agency’s officials intensified surveillance and inspection in Sokoto and Kebbi states to ensure quality of products and services.

Adamu reiterated NAFDCA’s commitment to sustaining efforts, in accordance with its mandates.