NAN reports that the affected bakeries include, A One bread at Kakuri, and Goodies bakery in Trikania, while the sachet water factories include Alvan, Ubas, De-Rias and Simfort in Kaduna metropolis.
The state Coordinator of NAFDAC, Dadi Mullah who led the team, said some of the closed factories did not meet the minimum requirements to operate, while others were not registered with the agency.
“We are sealing these factories because they have not met the minimum requirements and it is grossly unhygienic. The fact that people see sachet water and other products with NAFDAC number does not mean they are fully registered because some people fake the numbers by themselves.
These products are not certified and have not gotten licence from us, so we are closing them down and we will make sure they are not seen in the market for consumption.
Some of these sachet water factories are operating illegally by using other company’s name somewhere like Ubas water, operating in Rigasa, but still uses Gwargwaje in Zaria,” he said.
He urged residents to patronise products from licenced outlet than just consuming from nearby shops.
“I want to urge you all to always consume products from a licenced outlet than just buying at a nearby shop.'”
He also urged members of the public to help the agency with relevant information on poor products and illegal operators of sachet water factories and other products.
“When you buy a product and you are not satisfied with it, especially water, you can report to us for necessary action.”