Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NAFDAC Sensitizes Farmers on Best Practices to Protect Humans, and Animals

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called on livestock and crop farmers, operators, importers, and distributors of raw materials for the feed and food industry, as well as other stakeholders, to embrace best practices to protect humans and animals.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called on livestock and crop farmers, operators, importers, and distributors of raw materials for the feed and food industry, as well as other stakeholders, to embrace best practices to protect humans and animals.

This call was made at the Nigeria Poultry Show 2023, held in Abeokuta, Ogun State, by the NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied and Product (VMAP), Dr. Rametu Momodu, who enlightened the farmers on the use of safe feeds as part of a strategy to safeguard human and animal health.

She commended the organizer of the program for gathering farmers and operators of poultry businesses to learn how to adapt innovation and regulatory measures to advance their processes, adding that the sensitization is necessary as part of the agency’s mandate to bridge the gap between the regulator and the regulated.

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The NAFDAC boss pointed out that the mission of the VMAP Directorate is to protect human and animal health by ensuring that only safe and effective veterinary medicine and allied products are available for use in Nigeria.

According to her, part of what they do is to enlighten, educate, and tell stakeholders what the agency does and the reason for doing it, stating that the regulation of animal feedstuffs is done to assure the production of safe feed.

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“If they use animal feed products that are not certified by NAFDAC, we are not sure of their efficacy, quality, and effectiveness.

“As you have seen from one of the presentations, if they use the products properly, they are going to get better birds, which are birds that are healthier and good for business. It is good for the farmers and consumers buying the birds to eat.” Momodu said

 

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