The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut-down a yoghurt factory, Ruquyya Yogurt located in Potiskum, Yobe, over alleged circulation of unwholesome products.
Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director-General, announced the closure in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
She said the agency also confiscated equipment worth about N1 million during a surveillance operation in the factory recently.
“During a routine surveillance visit, NAFDAC closed down Ruquyya Yoghurt at Kukuri Lailai ward, Potiskum, for illegal production.
“NAFDAC officers ran into the factory, unwholesome products and equipment worth one million naira were confiscated,” she said.
Adeyeye said that suspects arrested at the factory had been handed over to police for further investigation.
According to the statement, Mr Lawan Musa, NAFDAC Coordinator in Yobe, said the agency was poised towards eradicating fake and counterfeit products.
Musa called on the public to avail the agency with useful and timely information capable of enabling it deliver on its mandate.
Recall that NAFDAC had earlier raised alarm about an unregistered food product, “Fan Yogo Gin and Ginger” drink.