Why NAFDAC banned ‘Indomie Special Chicken’ flavour in Nigeria – DG

Written by on May 3, 2023

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has hinted at the reasons behind banning the ‘Indomie Super Chicken’ flavour in Nigeria.

Citing fewer clinical tests, registration and production of the flavour in the country, Adeyeye said the agency has commenced sampling and analysis of other Indomie noodles flavours including their seasonings for the presence of ethylene oxide.

She assured Nigerians of a thorough investigation of the products both at factory and market levels.

In a statement made available signed by the agency yesterday and made available to newsmen, Adeyeye claimed that the outcome of the sampling and analysis of the products would be made public.

NAFDAC, as a responsible and responsive regulator, is taking swift actions to carry out random sampling and analysis of Indomie noodles including the seasoning for the presence of ethylene oxide, as well as extending the investigation to other brands of instant noodles offered for sale to Nigerians.

The public is also hereby informed that the implicated Indomie Instant Noodles ‘Special Chicken Flavour’ is not registered by NAFDAC for sale in Nigeria.

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