NAFDAC shuts 24 bakeries in Borno over illegal, unhygienic practices
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down 24 bakeries in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno State for illegal operations and unhygienic baking practices.
Addressing journalists at a news conference yesterday, coordinator of the agency, Nasiru Mato, disclosed that the bakeries were operating without licenses and non-adherence to guidelines and standards of baking. He said the affected bakeries had been operating in the metropolis without licenses and minimum standards of operations.
The sealed bakeries, according to him, include Nurul Aini, Nice Bread, D-Boss, Save the Nation, Albarka, Ever-Nice and Aljazeera, among others.
His words: “We embarked on comprehensive campaign to ensure that the 300 bakeries comply with our guidelines to check sale and distribution of unwholesome products. This is to protect public health. Some of the bakeries are not registered by NAFDAC, while others operate with fake label, product name and addresses.