The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised an alarm about the steady increase in contaminated animal hides and skin, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ being sold in Lagos State.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement, disclosed that industrial animal hides and skin are now being sold for human consumption.
She further explained that these imported hides and skin have already been processed with industrial chemicals and are solely for production in leather industries.
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As such, they pose great harm to human health when consumed.
The agency, however, explained that investigations are ongoing on locations where the products were allegedly being warehoused and sold.
Adeyeye disclosed that 120 tons of the products were intercepted in six different locations, stressing that seven suspects, who were alleged to be involved in the act were currently being investigated.
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“Monitoring was also extended to some buyers, who patronise the sellers and custodians of the warehouse’’, Adeyeye said.