The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians against consuming frozen poultry products as it is preserved with Formalin, Oyogist.com reports.
They also advised them against consuming other food items preserved with formalin. Formalin is a poisonous chemical popularly used to preserve the human body in mortuaries.
NAFDAC’s spokesman, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, who gave the word of advice in an interview with NAN, said unscrupulous business owners had been using formalin to preserve poultry products, chicken and turkey, in particular. Formalin is capable of preserving such products for weeks before they get to consumers, he warned.
“NAFDAC is alerting Nigerians to this practice. There are enough poultry products in the country than to resort to frozen chicken smuggled in, despite Federal Government’s ban,” Jimoh said.