Top 10 Functions Of NAFDAC In Nigeria

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Top 10 Functions Of NAFDAC

We often look out for the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) registration number on any food item or drug item that we purchase in Nigeria but do we really know the functions of the National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC)? Do you even know why NAFDAC places registration number on food and drug items?

To this end, I have prepared a comprehensive article that would inform you on all the important functions of the NAFDAC that you need to know.

What is NAFDAC?

NAFDAC is simply the acronym that is used to mean the National agency for food and drugs administration control. The sole responsibility of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) is the make sure the health of every Nigerian is safeguarded.

What are the functions of NAFDAC?

There are various functions of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) which I have taken my time to put together some which I would considered as the most important functions. Here are some of the functions of the national agency for food and administration control:

  1. Makes sure that the citizens of Nigeria complies to standards
  2. Duty of investigating houses where production takes place
  3. Inspection of importation of food items
  4. Formulates and puts together the standard specification for production
  5. Formulates and puts together the standard specification for importation
  6. Formulates and puts together the standard specification for exportation
  7. Registers all food and drug items or products
  8. Establishment of maintenance of laboratories
  9. Ensures that the health of Nigerians are safeguarded

Top 10 Functions Of NAFDAC

1.   MAKES SURE THAT THE CITIZENS OF NIGERIA COMPLIES WITH STANDARDS

One the most important functions of the National agency for food and drugs and administration control (NAFDAC) is to make sure that the citizen of Nigeria complies with standards. They do this by performing tests on the food manufactured locally and also food items imported meets its standards. This simply means that all the food and drug items produced locally or imported into Nigeria must be tested and inspected by the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) and until that is done, one is not expected to consume these items.

The testing of these food items as well as drug items will be done to ensure that they are quality and safe enough for consumption. If these food items and drug items do not meet up to the standards of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC), they would be considered as unsafe for the consumption of Nigerians.

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2.   DUTY OF INVESTIGATING HOUSES WHERE PRODUCTION TAKES PLACE

Another very important function and duty of the National agency for food and drug administrative control is to investigate the houses where the production of food items as well as drug items takes place. They are to inspect the environment of the places where production takes place if they are hygienic enough to produce food and drugs safe for the health of Nigerians.

The National agency for food and drug administration control will also investigate and inspect the raw materials that are used to convert these food items and drug items into the consumable form.

3.   INSPECTION OF IMPORTATION OF FOOD ITEMS

This is another function or duty of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) which is to inspect the food items that are imported into the country.no one can smuggle food items intro the country that does not meet with the standards of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC).

It is also the duty of the National agency for food and drugs administration control to regulate the products imported into the country and ensures that it certifies the products that meet up to its standards.

4.   FORMULATES AND PUTS TOGETHER THE STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR PRODUCTION

It is the duty of the National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) to formulate and put together the standard specification for production which is simply put as the criteria required by any production house to produce. This means that if any production house does not meet these standards, it is impossible for that house to operate.

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5.   FORMULATES AND PUTS TOGETHER THE STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR IMPORTATION

It is the duty of the National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) to formulate and put together the standard specification for the importation of food items as well as drug items. The National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) must ensure that the standard provided must be one that ensures that the health of Nigerians are properly safe guarded.

6.   FORMULATES AND PUTS TOGETHER THE STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR EXPORTATION

Another duty of the National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) is also to formulate and put together the standard specification for exportation. This means that the National agency for food and drug administration control produces principles that guide the exportation of food items as well as drug items. Any food item or drug item that does not conform to the standard of the National agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) will not be exported.

7.   REGISTERS ALL FOOD AND DRUG ITEMS OR PRODUCTS

This duty is one that almost every Nigerian is familiar with. It is the duty of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) to register all food and drug items that have been produced locally before it is consumed by Nigerians. The National agency for food and drug administration control performs this function by handing out registration numbers to all those food and drug items that has met with its standards.

8.   ESTABLISHMENT OF MAINTENANCE OF LABORATORIES

This is another very important function of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) which is simply to establish and maintain the laboratories where food items and drug items that are produced or imported are tested to confirm if they conform to its standards.

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9.   ENSURES THAT THE HEALTH OF NIGERIANS IS SAFE GUARDED

This is about the most important and significant function of the National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) which is to make sure that the health of Nigerians is properly safeguarded. The National agency for food and drugs administration control (NAFDAC) performs this particular function by performing the rest of its functions provided above, this function might be difficult to perform if other listed functions are not performed.

 

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