Much ado about Indomie Noodles

DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD, DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL, NAFDAC, PROFESSOR  MOJISOLA ADEYEYE, HAS THROWN MORE LIGHT  ON THE BAN ON INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES

SHE DISCLOSED THAT A PARTICULAR FLAVOUR OF THE BRAND, ‘SPECIAL CHICKEN FLAVOUR’, WAS NOT REGISTERED BY THE AGENCY FOR SALE IN NIGERIA.

ADEYEYE MADE THE ASSERTION WHILE THROWING MORE LIGHT ON THE BANNED PRODUCT.

SHE SAID  THE AGENCY HAS COMMENCED RANDOM SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF INDOMIE NOODLES, INCLUDING THE SEASONING.

REPORTS SAY THERE IS THE PRESENCE OF ETHYLENE OXIDE IN THE SEASONING.

SINCE  NAFDAC IS AWARE OF THE RECALL OF INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES ‘SPECIAL CHICKEN FLAVOUR’ BY THE MINISTRIES OF HEALTH IN MALAYSIA AND TAIWAN ON ACCOUNT OF ALLEGED PRESENCE OF ETHYLENE OXIDE, A COMPOUND ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF CANCER, NAFDAC, AS A RESPONSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE REGULATOR, IS TAKING SWIFT ACTIONS TO CARRY OUT RANDOM SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF INDOMIE NOODLES.

SHE HAS HOWEVER ASSURED NIGERIANS OF A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THE PRODUCT, BOTH AT THE FACTORY AND AT MARKET LEVELS.

ADEYEYE ALSO ADDED THAT THE OUTCOME OF THE SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF THE PRODUCTS WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC.

SHE EXPLAINED THAT THE INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES PRODUCTS AND OTHER BRANDS OF NOODLES REGISTERED BY NAFDAC FOR SALE IN THE NIGERIAN MARKET ARE MANUFACTURED IN NIGERIA AND ARE ONLY GRANTED NAFDAC REGISTRATION STATUS FOLLOWING A STRICT REGULATORY REGIME COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE, GMP.

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