The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested the merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste that killed three people in Kano.
The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement issued by Mr Olusayo Akintola, the NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant on Sunday in Abuja.
Newsmen report that three people died in Kano in March after consuming flavored drinks, said to contain the chemical additives.
The NAFDAC chief then warned against adding chemicals or additives to food and drinks to enhance taste, stressing that such practice could result in severe illness and even death.
Adeyeye said the agency would stop at nothing to ensure that only safe food and other regulated products were available in the market for consumption and use.
She noted that “it was heartwarming that merchants of the deadly chemicals and additives had been apprehended while further investigation continued.”