The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to stay from frozen poultry products and food items preserved with formalin.
In a recent report, Dr Abubakar Jimoh a NAFDAC spokesperson revealed that some dubious business owners have been using formalin to preserve poultry products, chicken and turkey in particular.
“NAFDAC is alerting Nigerians about this practice. There are enough poultry products in the country than to resort to frozen chicken smuggled in, in spite of Nigerian government’s ban,’ he warned.
Formalin is a poisonous chemical popularly used to preserve corpses in mortuaries. It is capable of preserving such products for weeks before they get to consumers, he warned.