NAFDAC closes food company to recover expired curry and thyme products
The food company was closed by the National Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) due to the alleged revalidation of expired curry and thyme.
Upon receipt of the report, NAFDAC investigators and executives stormed the main warehouse and factory of Every Rose Limited, the spice maker SomGeo.
The visit would lead to the discovery that large quantities of expired curry and thyme spices were stored in the warehouse, along with packaging materials, labels and brands that were being used to illegally re-validate expired products.
Magazines available at NAFDAC revealed that the company has registered 16 different products to be listed under the SOMGEO brand, including SOMGEO Ginger Powder, SOMGEO Garlic Powder, SOMGEO Thyme Leaves, and SOMGEO Mixed Spice Powder. However, the registration deadline expired on December 5, 2017.
In a statement signed Sunday 7 February by the permanent media consultant at NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola, NAFDAC CEO Professor Mojisola Adeye, expressed his displeasure with the act and said the company would be subject to severe sanctions for the hazard. healthcare.
Adeyay said the two sites visited were closed and put on hold, adding that company employees found that retesting of said products at the plant had been stopped and taken to the NAFDAC Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement for further investigation.
The statement added that several products and work tools were found in the factory, while the entrepreneur is at large.
Adeyay warned that there would no longer be a hiding place for unscrupulous manufacturers and sellers who turned to death traders to make illicit money by sending unsuspecting Nigerian consumers to their first graves by manufacturing and selling counterfeit and retested expired goods.
He said the agency would stop at nothing to track down illegal traffickers wherever they are in the country.
“We are ready to exclude the spread of counterfeit products in our markets or minimize it to protect the health of our people,” she said.