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NAFDAC to Inspect Factories over Vitamin A & Iodine Substances

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NAFDACThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Bauchi on Thursday said it would embark on quantification inspection of vitamin A in flour and iodine in salt.

Michael Attah, the Bauchi Unit Head of NAFDAC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.

Attah said the agency had test kits that could be used to confirm the actual quantity of vitamin A expected to be in flour and iodine in salt.

He said that this was to ensure the safety of consumers.

Attah said that measures were to penalise any factory found wanting in over or under usage of the two substances.

“The agency will visit market places to take sample of other salts and forward the reports to the national headquarters since they do not operate in the state.

“The inspection is to ensure that appropriate quantity of vitamin A is found in flour and iodine in salt.

“Just as vitamin A improves eyesight of human, so does high intake of salt affects human health,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. tunmi

    October 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    News like these make me proud of Nigeria and Nigerians

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