Cancer scare: NAFDAC reaffirms ban on importation of Indomie noodles

Cancer scare: NAFDAC reaffirms ban on importation of Indomie noodles

Indomie noodles cannot be imported into the nation, according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

This comes after officials in Taiwan and Malaysia revealed that they had found ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing substance, in certain Indomie noodles.

On Monday, May 1, the Director of Food Lab Services Directorate was contacted and has begun working on the technique for the study, according to the Director General of the Agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye.

Read The statement;

Indomie noodles have been banned from being imported into the country for many years. It is one of the foods on the government prohibition list. It is not allowed in Nigeria, and therefore not registered by NAFDAC.

“What we are doing is an extra caution to ensure that the product is not smuggled in, and if so, our post marketing surveillance would detect it. We also want to be sure that the spices used for the Indomie and other noodles in Nigeria are tested.

Adeyeye also assurred Nigerians that they would be be duly updated with the outcome of the investigation.

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