The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has sealed six bakeries for not adhering to good hygiene.
The state Coordinator of NAFDAC, Nasiru Mato disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Kaduna.
He said: “Most of the bakeries did not meet the minimum requirements to operate while others were not registered with the agency.
“NAFDAC in Kaduna has embarked on massive surveillance on bakeries in the state as part of efforts to ensure strict compliance to standards.
“The focus of the re – appraisal visit to the bakeries by NAFDAC in the state is to ensure that bakers regularise their licences, adhere to Good Hygiene Practice, among other stipulated laid down regulatory requirements.
“During the visit, total of six defaulting bakeries were placed on HOLD as first line of sanction for various irregularities.
“The fact that people see bread and other products with NAFDAC number does not mean they are fully registered because some people fake the numbers by themselves.
“These products are not certified and have not gotten licence from us, so we are closing them down and we will make sure they are not seen in the market for consumption,’’ he said.
He said NAFDAC would continue to ensure that manufacturers of all regulated products did what was right within the ambit of the agency’s regulations and guidelines for a healthy citizenry.
“The Agency will always remain resolute in the discharge of its responsibilities of safeguarding public health and will not hesitate in applying the full wrath of the law on any non – compliant and violating manufacturer.’’