A Must Read: Bad Plantain Chips In Circulation, Melting Rubber Into Oil On The Rise

by J.J Olawuyi

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) announced on Saturday that it is initiating an investigation into the reported transformation of polyethylene (rubber) into edible oil. This information was conveyed in a statement by Mr. Tayo Akintola, the Resident Media Consultant for NAFDAC.

The decision to investigate comes in response to a viral social media report highlighting the alleged conversion of polyethylene into edible oil. NAFDAC, as a responsible and science-guided regulatory authority, is taking a science-based approach to address the claim and will conduct necessary laboratory investigations.

The statement issued by NAFDAC emphasized the agency’s commitment to ensuring the safety of consumers and maintaining vigilance. The public is advised to adhere to the following precautions when consuming NAFDAC-regulated food products:

1) Purchase from reputable sources.
2) Check for the NAFDAC Registration Number on the product label/package as a sign of NAFDAC approval.
3) Avoid products with suspicious or compromised packaging.
4) Refrain from consuming products with objectionable smells or colors.
5) Exercise caution if the product’s price is significantly lower than similar products.

NAFDAC assured the public of its proactive stance and dedication to safeguarding public health. The agency reiterated its commitment to conducting a thorough investigation into the alleged claim and emphasized its responsibility to fulfill the public’s health protection needs.

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