Food articles

It’s dangerous to use broom to mash ‘ewedu,’ gastroenterologist warns

It’s dangerous to use broom to mash ‘ewedu,’ gastroenterologist warns

Using a small bunch of broomsticks, known as ijabe, to mash ewedu (mallow-leaves) is very common among Nigerians when preparing the slimy soup. However, medical experts have said that the age-old practice is actually fraught with dangers. Ewedu is also known as Rama ayoyo among Hausa, while the Igbo call it Kerenkere. Dr. Adegboyega Akere

NAFDAC will not compromise standards, says acting DG

The Acting Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs. Yetunde Oni, has urged indigenous pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria to uphold best practices in the course of their endeavours to avoid the wrath of the agency. Oni, who said the agency under her watch would not embark on witch-hunt

Catfish consumption is safe, says association

Mr Tayo Akingbolagun, former President, Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria, says consumption of catfish is safe and healthy to the human body. He allayed the fears in some quarters that catfish was harmful to the body, and described it as handwork of some mischief makers. Akingbolagun dispelled the rumour in an interview with the News

GM foods not yet in circulation in Nigeria – NABDA

Prof. Lucy Ogbadu, the Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, says there is currently no Genetically Modified food or product released for sale in the Nigerian market. Ogbadu made this known in a statement made available to newsmen by Ifeoma Ndefo, the Head, Communications and Protocol of NABDA, on Friday in Abuja. Ogbadu said:

NAFDAC Says Seized Consignment Is Not ‘Plastic Rice’ But Still Inedible

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday said laboratory result of the suspected fake rice showed that the product was not plastic but rice contaminated with micro organisms. The Acting Director General, NAFDAC, Yetunde Oni, said this at a news conference in conjuction with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

Ambode, Bagudu launch Lake rice in Lagos

… 50kg Bag For N12,000; 25kg For N6,000; 10kg For N2,500 … This Is A Historic Moment For Lagos, Kebbi, Says Lagos Gov Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday launched the much anticipated Lagos-Kebbi Rice christened LAKE RICE, saying that the partnership which culminated into