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NAFDAC bans Beans Importation

The Nigerian Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),
has announced the ban of foreign beansinto the country. The Acting Director General of the
Agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni who disclosed this at the Sensitization Workshop on
Safe and Responsible use of Regulated Agricultural inputs for Stakeholders in
Minna on Wednesday emphasized that only beans screened by the Agency will
be allowed into the country.

In her words:
On whose purview the produce is regulated, she said:

recall that these banned
beans produce that have been banned
in the European Union (EU) are those
ones that never passed through
NAFDAC. All the beans that passed
through NAFDAC and issued EU
certification to, of food and health
impart on Nigerians do not get
rejected. The ones that have been
banned are those ones that never
passed through NAFDAC.
It is not entirely the function of
NAFDAC, but the primary assignment
of the Quarantine which is under the
Ministry of Agriculture to look into
beans because it is an Agricultural

Beans is an agricultural produce, as opposed to a semi or fully processed regulated product under the purview of NAFDAC and such products are food, drugs, medical devices, chemicals, packaged water and detergents. These are the ones that are under our purview. But because we have seen that the beans is a raw material into a final product that is regulated by NAFDAC, we are now talking of collaboration with one another so that all relevant stakeholders will join hands towards a common goal of ensuring that only good quality regulated products are available for consumption, for sales,
distribution, advertisement, information and importation into the country.

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