The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized food items and cosmetics worth thousands of Naira during a recent raid on some supermarkets and stores in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The NAFDAC Coordinator for Ondo State, Mr. Wole Ojo, disclosed the seizure of the items during the presentation of awards for NAFDAC Consumer Safety Club winners among secondary schools for 2015 competition, at the Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat, Akure.
Ojo said the seized items were either without NAFDAC numbers or without expiry dates expressing surprise that the items were seized from leading stores that people trust to be selling genuine products.
The coordinator said with the seizure, consumers should be patient when making shopping of items and check for necessary information on items before buying them in order to safeguide their health.
He said apart from confiscating the items, owners of retail outlets from where the items were seized were fined various sums of money as a way to warn them.