NAFDAC warns against consuming frozen chicken, turkey

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NAFDAC warns against consuming frozen chicken,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and , NAFDAC, has warned against consuming frozen poultry and other food preserved with formalin.

NAFDAC’s spokesman, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, gave the word of advice in an with newsmen, NAN reports.

Jimoh noted that unscrupulous business owners had been using formalin to preserve poultry products, chicken and turkey, in particular.

”Formalin is capable of preserving such for weeks before they get to consumers.

“NAFDAC is alerting Nigerians to this practice. There are enough poultry in the than to resort to frozen chicken smuggled in, despite Federal Government’s ban,” he said.

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He further warned consumers patronizing business owners who smuggle poultry into the country, adding that if such patronage continued, indigenous poultry and marketers would not grow.


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