The Niger state branch of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), have arrested eight suspects for allegedly producing unhealthy yoghurt, ice cream, and bread.
Sharing this with newsmen, Shaba Mohammed, the Director, North Central Zone of the agency, said the discovery was made during surveillance by the agency in the Suleja area of the state.
‘During our surveillance in Suleja today, we discovered a cluster of 15 sites producing unhealthy ice cream, yoghurt and bread for school children in Suleja. We immediately swung into action and eight suspects were arrested in connection with the unwholesome practices. These products are unwholesome, we discovered the use of harmful chemicals in the products. The products are being produced in an unhealthy environment. Some of these products can cause cholera, cancer and other health issues’ he said
The agency says the suspects will be made to face the law.