The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC says Indomie instant noodles have not been banned, contrary to reports in some news outlets.
The agency stated reassured customers that the product is safe to eat.
Recall that health regulators in Malaysia and Taiwan allegedly found ethylene oxide, a chemical linked to breast and lymphoid cancer, in the product, prompting a number of inquiries into Indofoods, the product’s maker.
The Indomie Special Chicken Flavour instant noodles goods from Malaysia are to be held, tested, and released at all entrance points of the nation, according to an immediate direction from the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH).
Despite this worry, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the health agency, has urged consumers not to worry about the South Asian countries preventative measures.
“NAFDAC did not ban Indomie,” Professor Adeyeye said.
“Indomie has been on the government prohibition list for many years to encourage local manufacturing.”
She also revealed that the organisation has countermeasures in place to stop the entry of these products from the countries in question.
“NAFDAC has registered several local manufacturers and the Indomie noodles have been safe,” she said.
“The Taiwan and Malaysia noodles have nothing to do with our local producers.”
Professor Adeyeye, however, stated that it was in no way disregarding the reports but ” is responding to the news as a cautionary post-marketing monitoring measure to ensure that locally-made noodles stay safe.”
She added that NAFDAC would start randomly sampling Indomie noodles from the manufacturing facilities, including the seasoning, to determine their level of safety for consumption.
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