Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has condemned the US and EU’s repeated rejection of Nigerian food and agricultural products due to claimed low quality.
She asked the port’s regulatory bodies to address the European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) Border Rejection Notifications on Nigerian items.
Officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Foreign Portfolio Investments, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, and Institute of Public Analysts met virtually to discuss NAFDAC’s future (IPAN).
Prof. Adeyeye lamented the damage done to Nigeria’s reputation by the EU’s continuous rejection of Nigerian exports.
“NAFDAC has a statutory obligation to preserve public health via the execution of its mandate,” Prof. Adeyeye said in an Abuja statement yesterday.
Food, medicines, cosmetics, medical equipment, bottled water and chemicals are all examples of NAFDAC-regulated items.