THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has threatened to withdraw the licence of any sachet water producer in Kwara that failed to meet the Agency’s standards.
The NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Bolaji Abayomi, made the threat on Saturday in Ilorin while addressing sachet water producers.
Abayomi said that the Agency had been working assiduously to ensure that only safe and quality drinking water was produced and sold to the public.
She told the package water producers that NAFDAC had zero tolerance for sub-standard products and would not hesitate to sanction any erring producer.
NAFDAC has achieved this feat by registering eligible water factories in virtually all the local government areas in the state,” she said.
The coordinator said officials of the Agency were carrying out periodic routine and surveillance inspection of all water producers in the state to enforce and sustain standards.
She, however, said that in spite of NAFDAC’s efforts to ensure quality, some unscrupulous and desperate producers of packaged water had devised other means to produce unapproved sachet water.
She added that some registered packaged water factories were shut for violating NAFDAC rules.