The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed 38 sachet water production companies in Sokoto State for violating production laws.
NAFDAC State Coordinator in Sokoto, Malam Garba Adamu, mentioned this in a talk with reporters yesterday in Sokoto.
Adamu said no fewer than 300 sachet water popularly known as “pure water” production outlets were registered in the 23 local government areas in the state.
He cited that the action was part of the routine operations of the agency which was aimed at standardizing the quality and sanity of products being consumed by people.
He said the inspection exercise commenced on August 19, and that officials covered all the sachet water production outlets to ensure strict compliance with statutory regulations.
“The 38 outlets sealed had poor hygiene, low-quality production, illegal production and other offences.
“We received complaints daily on the poor quality of sachet water and prevalence of outbreaks of water-related diseases that is why we swung into action,’’ says Adamu.