NAFDAC Closes Four Unregistered Bakeries in Rivers State

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down four unregistered bakeries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, due to poor hygienic conditions.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday, South-South Zonal Director of NAFDAC, Pharmacist Chukwuma Oligbu, emphasized that the closures were part of the agency’s efforts to eradicate fake and substandard bakeries in the state.

The affected bakeries are He Reigns Bakery on Okabie Street, off Bakery Road, Rumuigbo; Dvine Freedom Bread on Omasi Street, Rumuomasi; De Heroes Bakery on Wonda Street, Psychiatric Road; and The Lord’s Abundant Bakery on Elder Ezebunwo Street, off Obi Wali Road, Rumuigbo.

“These bakeries were operating without registration licenses and exhibited very poor Good Hygienic Practices (GHP),” Oligbu said. “Pans with dough were kept on the floor, makeshift buildings had open and uncovered windows, bakery workers were not properly equipped with PPEs, lister generator sets were located inside production rooms, and there was no proper factory flow.”

Oligbu stated that the four bakeries were shut down, and the owners were directed to report to the Zonal Office for questioning as investigations continue. Samples of the bread produced were taken for laboratory analysis.

He warned that violators of NAFDAC regulations could face prosecution and possible jail terms upon conviction. He urged producers of regulated products to seek guidance from the agency’s office for advice and supervision in setting up their facilities and businesses.

Oligbu reiterated that NAFDAC is committed to making Rivers State and the entire South-South Zone inhospitable for non-compliant and illicit producers who refuse to adhere to NAFDAC standards.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *