Pesticides in Nigerian food, EU alert system bans importStaff writer ▼ | September 3, 2015
The European Union’s Rapid Alert System for food says it has detected excessive levels of chemical contaminants in Nigerian food exports.
Food safety Excessive levels of chemical contaminants
The discovery prompted the EU to ban the import of these foods until the pesticide level reaches a “safe” limit of 01. mg per kilogram. The ban stays in effect until June 2016.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against the consumption of imported or smuggled frozen poultry meat, as it has been discovered to be a cause of non-communicable diseases and antibiotics resistance. ■