NAFDAC seals 4 sachet water coys in Niger



The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger said that it had sealed four sachet water producing companies in Minna for operating with expired licenses.

Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, made this known on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

“During our routine inspection yesterday (Wednesday) we sealed four sachet water producing companies for operating with expired licenses.

“They will now pay some charges for late renewal before they start operations again,’’ he said.

Ibrahim said that sachet water producers were licensed to operate for a two-year term, while bottled water producers would operate for six-year period before renewal of license.

The state coordinator said that NAFDAC would not relent in its efforts to sanitise the operation of sachet water producers in the state for the good health of residents.

‘’We are aware of some unscrupulous persons that are not licensed by NAFDAC who exploit this hot weather season to produce in commercial quantities for consumption by unsuspecting consumers.

‘’Some of them operate with fake NAFDAC registration numbers or by using sachet or bottles of registered producers.

“We have been going round on our usual surveillance to detect such people,’’ he told NAN.

Ibrahim said that the agency would meet with licensed table water producers in the state to ensure that unlicensed producers did not infiltrate their business.

The state coordinator enjoined table water consumers in the state to always check for NAFDAC numbers before consumption.

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