Oct 21, 2021

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Avoid Frozen Chicken, Turkey: NAFDAC Sends Warning to Nigerians

  • Nigerians have been warned not to eat frozen chicken and turkey due to conservation problems
  • According to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), some of these foods are preserved with formalin
  • In addition, the agency said that sponsoring imported or smuggled products would continue to negatively impact Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves. strong>

Nigerians were urged to stop eating frozen chicken and turkey. The appeal was made by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), reports the business day.

The agency urged Nigerians to consume frozen poultry products and other foods avoid preserved with formalin.

Formalin is a toxic chemical that is popularly used to preserve the human body in morgues. This was announced by the NAFDAC spokesman, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, noted.

Formalin is able to preserve such products for weeks before reaching consumers, he warned, The Nation added.

He said:

“NAFDAC makes Nigerians aware of this practice. There are enough poultry products in the country to resort to smuggled frozen chicken despite the federal government’s ban.

He also alerted consumers to the economic impact of patronizing store owners smuggle the poultry products into the country.

Jimoh said the patronage of imported or smuggled products would continue to negatively impact Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves.

Nigerian man distributes frozen food Chicken

In the meantime, a Nigerian living in Canada who has been identified as Yinka Farinde has shown that Christmas should only be about showing love to people. < / p>

Through his foundation, the Yinka Farinde Foundation, the Nigerian distributed boxes of frozen chicken to those who needed it for the Christmas party.

he said , The prize draw is only for those who live in Toronto, Canada. Facebook users went to the comment area of ​​the post and thanked Farinde for his kind gesture.

Food prices rise in the Lagos market, beans now 75,000, 80,000

In another report, following the rate of inflation in the country in recent months caused by the pandemic and exacerbated by uncertainty, the current rise in the cost of beans has become worrying for both traders and buyers in the state.

< p class = "align-left"> In Lagos state, some large markets that offer great prices to shoppers on a daily basis are not left out during this time as they tend to suffer a huge hit in food availability and supplies, which leads to this that leads to a price increase of the goods offered for sale by them.

In the market, the cost prices of the goods rise. Some are increasing daily and others are maintaining price stability. Surprisingly, the cost price of Garri, an item that used to be very expensive, is falling.