Contaminated food kills 500 people

Published On: April 15, 2010, 7:06 pm (10 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Consumer Protection Council said on Wednesday in Makurdi that 500 people died between 2006 and 2007 from contaminated food related complications.

The Director-General, Mrs. Ify Umenyi, disclosed this in Makurdi at the opening ceremony of a three-day National Workshop on “Quality and Safety of Street Vended Food‘‘, citing a survey by the Federal Ministry of Health.

She noted that in Nigeria, like in other parts of the world, the number of persons who ate at least one meal a day outside their homes was on the increase.

According to her, the desire of food vendors to take advantage of the growing population of their patrons and maximise profit has taken a negative toll on food preparation, packaging and presentation.

“The effect of all these is the upsurge in the cases of food-borne diseases and the number of consumer complaints received by organisations like the CPC in respect of injuries suffered from the consumption of contaminated foods,” she said.

She said a survey carried out by the Department of Public Health of the Federal Ministry of Health in 2006 and 2007 traced the death of over 500 Nigerians to cases of food borne diseases.

“Similarly, the result of a survey of Abuja, FCT, conducted by my Council in 2008, showed among others, that the quality and safety of street vended foods in contemporary Nigeria could jeopardise the health of our consumers,” she said.

Umenyi said the workshop, organised in conjunction with the National Orientation Agency and the office of the First Lady of Benue State, was intended to train Environmental Health Officers and food vendors on best practices.


Posted: (10 years ago) on 15-04-2010 07:06 PM | Hero
I don hear am!
Posted: (10 years ago) on 15-04-2010 08:42 PM | Upcoming
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kinco kinco (m)
Hmm,ok
Posted: (10 years ago) on 15-04-2010 11:47 PM | Newbie
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Vani Vani (f)
Ok oh!
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 12:01 AM | Newbie
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medicine after the death , since the year 2006 only now the result was released . so quick
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 12:16 AM | Grande Master
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leave naija
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 01:57 AM | Gistmaniac
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U guyz shud stop using deceivin topics, jst bcos u wnt ur story 2 b read.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 08:45 AM | Upcoming
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ok
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 09:13 AM | Gistmaniac
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THIS STORY DOES NOT WORTH THE TOPIC




Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 09:24 AM | Gistmaniac
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Na only God fit save Nigeria from all this catacata wey we put ourself
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 10:22 AM | Upcoming
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NUS

Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 10:28 AM | Addicted Hero
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god where re you,help naija  :'( Angry
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 10:51 AM | Newbie
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Quote from: uploader on 16-04-2010 08:45 AM
U guyz shud stop using deceivin topics, jst bcos u wnt ur story 2 b read.


You are a very stupid idiot bastard for saying such arrogant trashious rubbush, what a fu*"king effontary....


This same article was published in punch and other national newspapers.

http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201004151633784

So what the phyuking hell are you saying... Idiot!

Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 10:59 AM | Hero
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esoo esoo (m)
Hope there will receive cert for the training?
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 11:06 AM | Upcoming
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na waoo !!

Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 11:12 AM | Hero
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make una stop eating mamaput....period
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 11:21 AM | Upcoming
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You are a very stupid idiot bastard for saying such arrogant trashious rubbush, what a fu*"king effontary....
   PLS TAKEAM EASY, SOME OF US KNEW DAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE NIGERIA.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 11:47 AM | Newbie
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I don't think its necessary for everbody to comment on every topic on this forum. If u don't have any good contribution, u can as well do other things on naijapals than just making unreasonable and unmeaningful comments.

Thank u.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 11:56 AM | Newbie
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stop  Smiley

Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 02:54 PM | Upcoming
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This is no news in naija.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 16-04-2010 03:22 PM | Gistmaniac
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