Food Fraud is any deception in the use of food products, ingredients, or/and packaging materials for economic gains and undue advantage.
The increasing prevalence, public interest, and sensitization about allergies require attention to foods consumed particularly out-of-home foods. Processors must fully declare ingredients in their products with labels bearing the necessary allergen information for a better consumer choice. https://bit.ly/3zzgLu9
The Food Safety and Quality Bill was drafted in 2018 to protect consumers’ health from hazards that may be present in food and animal feed. The scope covers all stages of production, processing, preparation, packaging, storage and distribution of food and feed commodities undertaken in a food or feed business. However, the governance structure may
It should be pointed out that industry stands to benefit more by improving on adherence to quality assurance specifications and implementation of Good Manufacturing and Hygiene Practices. When quality is assured, the product speaks for itself, and the Nigerian consumer does not require any further incentive to promote such products, in and outside Nigeria!
This mark will be a significant turning point in in the food industry in terms of improved quality culture, practices and compliance to both national and international standards.
Consumers have been eating GM foods since 1996; no evidence so far of any harm from GM. International organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), have examined the evidence of safety and have indicated that GM foods are not less safe. CAFSANI Webinar Series – 2 Topic: Genetically Modified Foods:
The preponderance of eateries and franchised food outlets in most cities and towns in Nigeria has been associated with increased consumption of highly refined processed foods… the responsibility of the operators must be to ensure that the nutritional contents of the foods served in their QSR outlets are made known to consumers in form of
Why consumer advocacy for food safety is key in Nigeria —Dr Oluwatola Climate challenge is coming as a result of unsustainable consumption, because they have destroyed those things, producing oxygen. Mangrove forest has been tampered with. So, it’s the failure that is affecting the whole world.
Tell us a little about yourself… I grew up with my grandparents in Ifon, Ondo State – a rural area in South Western Nigeria. At University I studied agriculture, with a specialisation in biochemistry and nutrition, then studied at the Univeristy of Reading in the UK where I earned both an MSc and a PhD