Fake noodles containing lead which kills 143,000 flood Nigerian market
The National Agency For Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians not to buy a certain brand of noodles called Maggi noodles produced by Nestlé India.
The food and drugs regulatory body noted that the brand of noodles contained excess lead which kills over 143,000 annually.
It said that the Maggi noodles was unsafe and hazardous for human consumption.
“Nestle has recalled its Maggi instant noodles from stores across India following the report by the Indian Food Safety Regulators of probable lead contamination. Lead exposure causes an estimated 143,000 deaths a year worldwide.
“In view of the potential safety concerns on consumption of the lead contaminated Maggi instant noodles, NAFDAC warns that Maggi instant noodles produced by Nestle India should not be consumed.
“Departmental stores, wholesalers and retailers should also be proactive in ensuring that such products are brought to NAFDAC if they come across any, and under no circumstances should such products be sold,” NAFDAC said.