24 bakeries in Nigeria, particularly in Maiduguri, have been closed down by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday for operating without licenses.
The Coordinator of the agency in the state, Nasiru Mato, made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Maiduguri.
Mr. Mato said the bakeries were sealed sequel to non-compliance with standard operational guidelines and failure to renew their licenses.
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He added that some of the bakeries in Nigeria were closed due to poor sanitation and unhygienic practices.
The coordinator listed the affected bakeries to include Nurul Aini, Nice Bread, D Boss, Save the Nation, Albarka, Ever-Nice, and Aljazeera, amongst others.
“Some of them are not registered by NAFDAC. They also operate with fake labels, product name, and addresses.
“We have about 300 bakeries in the state; we embarked on comprehensive campaign to ensure that they comply with our guidelines to check circulation of unwholesome product and protect public health,” he said.