NAFDAC BEGINS TESTING OF INDOMIE NOODLES
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 2, 2023
The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC has started investigating the news of recalled Indomie noodles by Taiwan and Malaysian authorities.
According to a press release, NAFDAC’s Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate randomly sample Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) from the production facilities while Post Marketing Surveillance Directorate samples from the markets.
Director General Professionalx, Mojisola Adeyeye says the agency is being extra cautious to ensure that the product is not smuggled in, and if so, it is detected by its post marketing surveillance.
She notes that the agency wants to be sure that the spices used for the Indomie and other noodles in Nigeria are tested.
The compound of interest is ethylene oxide, so the Director, Food Lab Services Directorate is said to have been engaged to work on the methodology for the analysis.
It would be recalled that Indomie noodles have been banned from being imported into the country for many years, making it one of the foods on government prohibition list.