National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has vowed to enforce Good Hygiene Practices in bread processing.
NAFDAC’s Director-General, Professor Christiana Adeyeye, made this known during her meeting with members of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter.
Represented by the agency’s Director, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Mrs. Eva Edwards, Professor Adeyeye said the move would encourage the association’s special task force to rid the industry of unwholesome practices.
She urged members of the association and other confectioners to always imbibe the culture of Good Hygiene Practices for the benefit of the public.
Professor Adeyeye said the agency would not compromise the quality of bread, a staple food among Nigerians.
Noting that the agency was sensitive to the increasing cost of baking ingredients, she said this should not be an excuse to undermine safety, quality and endanger the lives of consumers.