CEM REPORT HEALTH | The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has denied reports making the rounds that the agency has placed a ban on Indomie instant noodles.
Director-General of the health agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has also assured members of the public that the product is safe for consumption.
“NAFDAC did not ban Indomie,”
“Indomie has been on the government prohibition list for many years to encourage local manufacturing,” Channels Television reports.
The widespread ban of the product originated from a report by health officials in Malaysia and Taiwan claiming to have detected ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic substance responsible for lymphoid cancer and, breast cancer in the product.
Reacting to the report, Professor Adeyey, stated that it was in no way disregarding the reports but ”is responding to the news as a cautionary post-marketing monitoring measure to ensure that locally-made noodles stay safe.”
She added that NAFDAC will begin random sampling of Indomie noodles, including the seasoning, from the production facilities to ascertain their safety levels for consumption.