nafdac to recall Indomie
Written by Samson Ojeniran on May 2, 2023
The Director General, National Agency for the food, drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has re-assured the public of the Agency’s commitment to safeguarding the health of the Nation.
She says the agency is proactive and alive to its responsibility, adding that the Management has started working on the recalls of Indomie Instant Noodles Special Chicken Flavour by the Ministries of Health in Malaysia and Taiwan on account of the alleged presence of ethylene oxide, a compound associated with an increased risk of cancer.
Adeyeye notes that the agency has started carrying out random sampling and analysis of Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) for the presence of ethylene oxide, as well as extending the investigation to other brands of instant noodles offered for sale to Nigerians.
She reveals that the Ports Inspection Directorate (PID) is also on heightened alert to guard against importation of the implicated product into Nigeria.