By: Kolade Adeyemi
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down 40 illegal sachet water production companies in Kano.
The companies were operating under various names but did not have NAFDAC registration numbers.
Addressing reporters after sealing the two companies at farm centre in Kano, NAFDAC’s State Coordinator Nnaja Nnaja solicited public support against unregistered water production.
He noted that there were several illegal companies producing not only sachet water but also yoghurt and juice that are not good for human consumption.
Nnaja warned owners of such businesses to register them to produce standard consumables.
According to him, NAFDAC in Kano, in the last three weeks, had been clamping down on illegal sachet water production companies.
Nnaja said such companies had become rampant in the state, adding that 40 of such companies had been sealed off.
The coordinator said NAFDAC was working to protect the people’s health and prevent them from consuming contaminated products.