BusinessStandards & Consumer ProtectionNAFDAC Sealed 25 Water Factories In Kwara

ILORIN — The Kwara Coordinator of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the agency has sealed 25 water factories for illegal operation and poor quality products in Kwara.

A statement, in Ilorin, said the suspects were caught in the act and confessed that they had been operating without NAFDAC registration numbers.

The statement said: “the agency had shut down five illegal packaged water manufacturing factories that were operating without registration from the agency and that some arrests had been made.”

“One of the suspects was manufacturing packaged water in his residence; additional 20 registered packaged water manufacturing factories were also sealed for failing to meet the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.”

“I wish to call on the good people of the state to always look out for NAFDAC registration number on sachet and bottle water, batch information and date markings.”

“This is to avoid falling victims of nefarious activities of these bad elements. Also, this caution applies to all NAFDAC registered products.”

The statement added that those involved would be sanctioned in line with the NAFDAC regulations and according to the law.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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