Nigerians should eat only safe and wholesome meals, according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), because they can help their immune systems fight infections.
It stated that if Nigerians learn to eat properly, they will not need to utilize drugs on a regular basis.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General, revealed this in a statement issued by the Agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, to honor World Food Safety Day this year.
“You all know my popular statement about not requiring medicine if you eat well,” she explained. Making healthy food choices from safe, wholesome, and nutritious meals is part of eating correctly.
“We understand that food safety is a shared responsibility, and that everyone has a role to play in ensuring that we have safer food for better health: from growers to processors, to transporters, sellers, buyers, and those who prepare or serve food. “Policymakers, educational institutions, and workplaces, as well as consumers, are not left out; food safety is a shared responsibility. To attain safer food for better health, we must all work together.”
She pointed out that the topic for this year is particularly appropriate, as the globe gradually returns to normal now that the COVID-19 pandemic has lost its grip.
Prof Adeyeye noted that the theme also corresponds with the 75th World Health Assembly theme, which is Health for Peace and Peace for Health, and that safer food takes a front and center place for greater health and relative personal and global peace.
On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, she issued a “Call to Action” to politicians and food regulators, food businesses, educational institutions and workplaces, as well as consumers.