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No plastic fish in Nigeria, says NAFDAC


Director General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, assued that there was no plastic fish in circulation in Nigeria and called on Nigerians to report any suspected unwholesome product, including fish, to the nearest NAFDAC office for further investigation.

In a statement in Abuja, NAFDAC noted that after a report from a Nigerian consumer in Abuja that he bought a fish and discovered that it refused to cook when it was set on fire for several minutes, the agency launched a thorough investigation and analysis of some suspected plastic fish samples in its laboratory.

It stated that the suspected sample of the fish, after thorough investigation, was confirmed to contain protein and fat, which is normal to fish, adding that the fish was, however, found to be unwholesome due to serious bacterial contamination.

NAFDAC urged Nigerians to watch carefully the kind of fish they buy, insisting that no single case of plastic fish has been found in Nigeria so far.

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