NAFDAC Agency seals off 4 bakeries, arrest 3 in Benin

"We have given sanctions and made some arrest and they will be prosecuted," said the coordinator. West said that the exercise would be sustained to ensure compliance with the agency’s regulations.

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday sealed off four bakeries during an inspection exercise in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that three persons were also arrested for unwholesome practices during the exercise. The bakeries sealed included God's Will, Life is Good, Our Daily Bread and Stone bakeries located on Sapkonba Road in Benin.

Speaking on the essence of the inspection/surveillance exercise, the Edo Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr David West, said it was in line with the agency's mandate of safeguarding the health of Nigerians.

He said that the exercise was geared towards achieving three objectives of registration of bakeries, good hygiene practice and non-use of prohibited dough ingredients.

"We have three teams carrying out this exercise in different locations in Benin today.

"From the inspection so far, we observed that most of the bakeries are not listed with NAFDAC and they operate under poor hygiene condition.

"We have given sanctions and made some arrest and they will be prosecuted," said the coordinator. West said that the exercise would be sustained to ensure compliance with the agency’s regulations.

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