Tuesday, 13 November 2012

NAFDAC steps up surveillance on medicines, sachet water in Jigawa


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has embarked on market surveillance in Jigawa State to check the circulation of unwholesome water in the state.
NAFDAC Director in Jigawa State, Mr. Kenneth Azikwe, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Monday.

He said that the agency had deployed its surveillance teams to its six zonal offices in the state.
Azikwe said that the agency was sensitising producers to ensure proper labelling of their products to guard against adulteration.

The director said that the agency had registered all producers of sachet water in the state and put in place an effective mechanism to ensure compliance with regulations.
“We are geared to see that producers of sachet water maintain good production practices.

“We are also calling on people to reject any product or sachet water without NAFDAC registration number,” he said.

Azikwe said that the agency had also extended its outreach to the rural are as to sensitise the communities to the need to patronise NAFDAC certified water, drugs and other consummables.
He said that the measure was imperative to safeguard the health of the people.

Via Punch

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