NIFST PRESS RELEASE ON FAKE, ADULTERATED, AND COUNTERFEIT FOODS AND BEVERAGES

Posted by Olutaller Akinwole

On January 3, 2024
Food and beverages

The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) is the sole registered non-profit organization representing food professionals across academia, industry, government, and research institutes in Nigeria. Committed to our vision of providing abundant wholesome food for all, our members uphold the mission to advance food science, ensuring food security and the well-being of Nigerians.

In response to recent concerns about food fraud and adulteration, NIFST emphasizes that products from our esteemed corporate members adhere strictly to approved government regulations, employing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP). None of our members, both individual and corporate, have been implicated in such activities.

Despite challenges in the industry, particularly the counterfeiting of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, NIFST remains dedicated to combating these issues. We actively engage in advocacy visits to markets, raising awareness about the dangers of consuming unwholesome foods and drinks, addressing public health concerns, and safeguarding the economic growth of the nation.

NIFST reaffirms its commitment to supporting government agencies in the ongoing fight against unwholesome practices.
Our Institute categorically disapproves of all fake or adulterated products and fully supports the fight against same by relevant Government regulatory bodies. We look forward to the immediate arrest and successful prosecution of those involved in these nefarious acts to serve as deterrent.