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Experts harp on ethics, safety at food summit

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Prof Gabriel Okafor

Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), Prof Gabriel Okafor has called on government at all levels to place stringent restrictions on food processing and manufacturing to abate incidences of food poisoning.

Speaking at the 5th Regional Food Science and Technology Summit in Enugu, yesterday, Okafor said tougher conditions should be given to intending companies venturing into food manufacturing and processing to prevent unwholesome practices. “We appeal to all those in authority to assist us sanitise the food manufacturing industry,” he said.

He also appealed to the National Assembly to expedite action on a bill to grant charter to the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology like other professional bodies.“We have approached National Assembly to put in place a bill seeking for our association to be granted charter without success,” he said.

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