At a press briefing in Abuja today, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, explained that TL Tan Lung and TLC brands were produced by Chinese companies known as Fujian Yongfa Co. Ltd, and Dongshan Dongyi Food Co. Ltd., respectively.
She said that NAFDAC had been notified that the Malaysian Ministry of Health on April 20, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, recalled the two canned sardine products.
The NAFDAC boss said that the products did not comply with the standards set by 1983 Food Act and was recalled due to the presence of nematode parasitic worms in the products.
Adeyeye cautioned all importers not to import the affected canned sardines into the country, adding that anyone in possession of the canned sardines should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC Office.
She equally urged consumers to notify all adverse events which may result from the consumption of the products to the nearest NAFDAC office nationwide.