Nigeria Expresses Concern Over Rejection Of Food Items In International Market

Written by on October 3, 2022

The federal government has expressed worries over the rejection of Nigeria’s food items and other goods exported out of the country.

Speaking at the opening of a six-day training for members of the National codex committee on food safety risk analysts and the revised NCC procedural manual organized in partnership with the food and agriculture organisation (FAO), minister of health, Dr osagie ehanire said the rejection is affecting the country economically.

The minister, who was represented at the event by the director and national coordinator for food safety and quality programme, Atanda John, said the committee which he heads was created “to ensure protection of food and also to ensure fair practice in international food trade.”

Atanda added that the rejection of Nigeria foods is due to lack of adherence to standard, saying it is not giving the country a good image.


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