Dangote, Erisco Foods Claim ‘Cancer-Causing Tomato Paste’ Now In Nigerian Market & NAFDAC Is To Be Blamed
Indigenous tomato production firms and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Thursday traded blame over alleged rising importation of fake and substandard tomato paste into the country.
Among the firms were Erisco Food and Dangote Tomato Pastry. They pointedly accused NAFDAC of encouraging foreign firms to flood the Nigerian market with fake and substandard tomato paste.
China and India were two countries whose names featured prominently as the origin of such “fake, substandard and cancer-causing tomato paste” at a public hearing conducted by the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Healthcare Services, Drugs and Narcotics in Abuja.
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