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NICFOST  to conduct Food safety survey in Lagos 

 

The Nigerian Council of Food Science and Technology has said it will carry out a survey of food facilities in five local government areas of Lagos State.

 

The LGAs where the survey will be conducted include Surulere, Agege, Apapa, Ikorodu and Ikeja.

NICFOST to conduct Food safety survey in Lagos 
NICFOST to conduct Food safety survey in Lagos 

This was disclosed by the council’s Registrar, Mrs Veronica Eze, during a sensitisation forum held in Lagos on Wednesday to solicit the support of the stakeholders.

Eze also stated that the agency had engaged the services of the National Bureau of Statistics for the survey which included collecting, compiling, analysing, and interpreting data to ensure that food items consumed and exported to other countries are safe.

 

When asked if the NICFOST had plans for roadside food vendors, especially those doing their business beside open drainages, the registrar said the Federal Government agency would work with stakeholders to sensitise such vendors on safe ways to do their business.

 

“The pilot survey is actually to meet such people and know what their challenges are and to know how we can be of help to them, not to take them off the streets. We want to help them improve, so that we can have good food. We are not doing it directly but through the authorities in the units and wards in the listed local government areas because they are the ones responsible for those people. When these people are empowered, they will now see the need to improve the activities of the vendors who will in turn be happy,” she said.

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