The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) will in April commence the re-certification of all registered sachet water factories in Kano state.
The state NAFDAC Coordinator, Akinwomi Adedeji, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. He said the exercise would also audit available facilities in the factories to ensure that they meet the set standards.
“During the re-certification, those who meet our requirements will be re-certificated, while those who do not will be given time to adjust or be deregistered,” Adedeji said.
However, the coordinator said NAFDAC officials would inspect facilities in all the registered factories in the 44 local government areas of the state. According to him, the agency plans to hold a meeting with the registered water producers and organise a workshop to sensitise them on the proposed exercise.
“There are more than 470 registered sachet water producers in the state, and we intend to inspect the facilities of each and every one,” he added.