By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
Food Security Association Of Nigeria (FSAN) has called on the National Agency For Food And Drugs Administration And Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation Of Nigeria (SON) to intensify surveillance on domestic and imported consumables in order to protect the citizens from bad products.
The association made the call in a statement issued to journalist in Kano by its National President, Ambassador Idris Ahmed, where FSAN described many products as contaminated and substandard being sold, especially at local markets and shops.
“We monitor the sales of some food items and realize that most of the products are expired or somehow very dangerous for human consumption, that is why we decided to call on the authorities concerned to checkmate the bad products in our markets to safeguard the citizens from fallen victims”.
The explained further disclosed that, “Most of the diseases and illnesses that result in the hospitalization of many patients, are due to consuming contaminated food, mostly produced in Nigeria and imported from foreign countries, but through routine surveillance, bad products shall be culled out from retails shops and other open markets”.
FSAN called on NAFDAC, SON and similar agencies including local government sanitary officers as well as the general public to observe with full attention how good items and other consumables were being sold without proper sanity.