Emerging trends in global food safety reveals that the safety and well being of man depends directly on animal health and environment, the Director-General, National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has said.

Adeyeye stated this at a one-day workshop on Risk Assessment in Animal Feed Production in Lagos on Thursday, April 11.

The NAFDAC boss appreciated the efforts of stakeholders in improving safety in animal feed production.

According to her, the agency was considering introducing the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) latest 2020 to achieve safer feed for safer food in the country.

“The efforts of all stakeholders in this joint task are appreciated. I strongly hope that at the end of today’s workshop, participants will have empowered to improve on the safety policy in their production facilities.

“The agency is closely looking at the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirement currently in use to evaluate feed safety and weighing the option of introducing HACCP  within the next one year to achieve a safer feed for safer food in Nigeria. This can only achieved with your cooperation and training and re-training of workers that are directly involved in feed production.” Adeyeye said through her Special Assistant, Mr. Williams Effiong.

The Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products (VMAP) Directorate, Dr. Bukar Usman, observed that animals raised in confinement and fed defined feeds containing ingredients such as animal waste to antibiotics could expose consumers to unacceptable risks from specific plant and animal disease agents as well as other food contaminants.

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