MAN, NAFDAC urge dairy producers to embrace best practices
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have called on dairy products producers in the country to adhere to best practices in the sector.
The call was made recently in Ota, Ogun State, at an interactive session organized by the Dairy Products Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (DPPMAN)
Speaking at the conference with the theme: Imbibing Good Manufacturing Practice in Dairy Industry: Benefits Derivable, the Executive Secretary of the Ogun State MAN, Emmanuel Okonmah, said that apart from coming together as one bloc, “the association which is the coming together of individuals with common purpose equally promotes research, training and pulls resources together for better results and profit maximization.”
He further disclosed that an association stood at an advantage to stop extortion in form, of multiple taxation, levies, just as he enjoined the DPPMAN to join man and reap the benefits accruable to members
Also, the Ogun State NAFDAC Coordinator, Mrs. Ugochukwu Iloh represented by the agency’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Mrs. Sarah Ajayi, called on the dairy producers to adhere to best GMP in their production, disclosing that the issues of personnel, premises, equipment, quality control, and documentation, among others must be addressed adequately.
She further said that the Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) which dwells on storage, processing, distribution and the sate of the health of those coming in direct contact with dairy products must be taken seriously since the products are usually consumed straight without heating.
Earlier, the DPPMAN Chairman, Olufemi Johnson called on members to unite, saying that dairy products were essential for good health and wellbeing and needed to be monitored to check quackery and unwholesome practices in the sector.
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