Posted by Adaora Anozie

On March 3, 2016

The Nigerian Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has announced the banning of foreign beans into the country except those screened by the agency.

The acting Director General of the Agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni who disclosed this at the awareness/sensitization workshop on safe and responsible use of regulated Agricultural inputs for stakeholders in the North Central Zone in Minna emphasized that only beans screened by the Agency will be allowed into the country in order to be sure of their safety.
According to her “we will recall that these banned beans produce that have been banned by the European Union (EU) are the ones that never passed through NAFDAC.All the beans that passed through NAFDAC and issued EU certification do not get rejected but the ones that never passed through NAFDAC are the ones that have been banned”. She however called on all relevant Agencies to be awake to their responsibilities.
“It is not entirely the function of NAFDAC but because we have seen that beans is a raw material into a final product that is regulated by NAFDAC, we are now talking of collaboration with one another so that all relevant stakeholders will join hands towards a common goal of ensuring that only good quality regulated products are available for consumption, sales, distribution, advertisement, and importation into the country.”
Culled from AgroNigeria