BusinessNewsNigeriaOyo State Government Bans Styrofoam For Food-Related Uses

The Oyo State Government has banned the use of Styrofoam for food packaging, storage, and other related usage in the state. The ban was announced during the Food Safety Stakeholders Forum at the government secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, State Commissioner for Health said the inaugurated Food Safety Compliance Enforcement Task Force will enforce the ban.

The ban comes a few months after the product was banned in Lagos State, citing environmental nuisance and drainage blockage.

The Oyo health commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Akintunde Ayinde, emphasized the need for people to adhere strictly to food standards to save lives in the state.

“The Directorate of Food, Water, and Laboratory Services, responsible for regulating food business operations, plans to double its efforts to monitor and inspect food business premises in the state.

“The use of Styrofoam for food services, storage, and other related usage in the state is also banned. The task force will be sensitizing actors along the food chain to the importance of implementing food safety standards in the state,” he said.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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