The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has debunked the news making rounds that the agency might ban the importation of tomato paste from China.
A source from the Agency who does not want to be named informed that the agency is still in the process of ascertaining the particular brand of tomato paste that is substandard as claimed by the some online media since the survey is yet to be concluded.
” I wish to state categorically that regulated products including tomato paste imported into the country undergo NAFDAC checks and proper certification at the ports of entry before being cleared for sale and consumed in the country”
As a result of this, the agency has assured Nigerians of the safety of tomato paste registered by NAFDAC as wholesome and urged members of the public to disregard the media publications both in print and online platforms.
(Online Media Consultant, NAFDAC)