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NAFDAC shuts Bauchi package water factory

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THE National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Saturday says it  has shut down a package water factory in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State for operating without registration.

Director of Public Affairs for NAFDAC, Abubakar Jimoh, disclosed in a statement that the regulatory agency shut Ummi Salama Table Water during one of its routine inspections in Bauchi.

NAN reports that the facility was shut for non-registration of its facility with the agency.

Jimoh who disclosed that the state office would ensure table water companies adhere to guidelines of the agency, identified T-Cee Table Water, another water factory suspended in the same location.

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The firm was placed on hold for producing with faulty ultraviolet (UV) light.

The ICIR recently investigated on illegal table water companies and how they contribute negatively to public health.

However, Jimoh restated the commitment of the agency saying NAFDAC would ensure table waters are safe for human consumption.

He noted that the appropriate sanctions would prevent other offenders from flouting NAFDAC’s regulations, thus safeguarding health of the public. (Agency Report)

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