October 4, 2023
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Eight suspects are detained by NAFDAC in Niger State on suspicion of manufacturing harmful ice cream and yoghurt and distributing it to school children

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For allegedly creating unsafe ice cream, yoghurt, and bread, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger State has detained eight individuals.

The agency’s North Central Zone Director, Shaba Mohammed, revealed this to reporters and stated that the discovery was made while conducting surveillance in the state of Suleja.

“During our surveillance in Suleja today, we discovered a cluster of 15 sites producing unhealthy ice cream, yoghurt and bread for school children in Suleja. We immediately swung into action and eight suspects were arrested in connection with the unwholesome practices. These products are unwholesome, we discovered the use of harmful chemicals in the products. The products are being produced in an unhealthy environment. Some of these products can cause cholera, cancer and other health issues” he said.

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