Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says there is no plastic fish in circulation in Nigeria.
NAFDAC said in a statement that the conclusion was a sequel to a thorough investigation and analysis of some suspected plastic fish samples in its laboratory.
The agency further stated that the investigation was triggered by a report from a consumer in Abuja that he bought a fish and discovered that it refused to cook despite exposing the fish to a high degree of heat.
The statement read in part, “The suspected sample of the fish, after a thorough investigation, was confirmed to contain protein and fat which is normal to fish. The fish was, however, found to be unwholesome due to serious bacterial contamination.
“While NAFDAC encourages Nigerians to watch carefully the kind of fish they buy, it is, however, important to stress that there is no plastic fish in Nigeria.”
Recall that the social media was awash with reports of suspected plastic fish in some parts of the world.
“There is, however, no single case found in Nigeria so far,” NAFDAC said.
The agency, however, advised Nigerians to report any suspected unwholesome product, including fish, to the nearest NAFDAC office for further investigation.
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