Cancer scare: NAFDAC concludes probe, says Nigerian noodles safe

Written by on June 16, 2023

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, yesterday, said the outcome of the laboratory investigation conducted on Indomie and other noodle brands in Nigeria following the alert raised by the health officials of Taiwan and Malaysia showed that locally-produced Indomie instant noodles in Nigeria are safe for consumption.

This is according to a statement yesterday titled, ‘NAFDAC meets MAN, reassures consumers of safety of Indomie noodles in Nigeria.’

In the statement, made available to The newsmen by NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, the agency “assured consumers of Indomie and other noodle brands in Nigeria of the safety of the staple food amongst children and some adults, insisting that investigations by the agency have revealed that Indomie Noodles implicated in the recalls in Malaysia and Taiwan is not in Nigeria.”

NAFDAC had early last month launched an investigation after Taiwan and Malaysian authorities said they detected a compound called ethylene oxide, a potentially cancer-causing substance, in Indomie’s ‘special chicken flavour’ which led to the recall of the product.

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