The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has advised food manufacturers to adhere to recommended industry standards to ensure food safety.

The Director-General of the Agency, Mojisola Adeyeye gave the advice while delivering a paper at the 10th Edition of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Apapa Branch, ‘Environmental and Safety Seminar’ in Lagos. The Director General spoke on “Environmental and Food Safety: Any Silver Lining for Public Health Living?

Adeyeye, represented by Assistant Director, Food Safety, NAFDAC, Anthony Abah, noted that most problems with food quality was due to contamination.

According to Adeyeye, abuse of plastic, fossil fuels, industrial and agrochemicals are responsible for food contamination, health issues and death. She cautioned against cross contamination of food during supply and storage.