NAFDAC Warns Against Storing Cooked Food In Refrigerator For Days, See Why

Date: 18-06-2024 5:16 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 18-06-2024 05:16 PM (1 month ago)

The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has warned Nigerians against keeping cooked food in refrigerators for more than three days, citing the risk of contamination by harmful pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses and can be fatal.

This advisory was part of a statement released on Tuesday, June 18, by the agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, to mark the 2024 World Food Safety Day with the theme “Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected.”

Adeyeye emphasised the need for a strong food safety culture among all parties involved in the food supply chain to reduce food-related hazards and risks.

World Food Safety Day is celebrated on June 7 each year, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018, to promote awareness and actions to prevent, detect, and manage health risks from unsafe food.

“She, however, urged Nigerians to refrain from storing cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days, warning that cooked food stored in the refrigerator for days is susceptible to contamination by disease-causing pathogens, key agents of foodborne diseases that can lead to death,” the statement reads according to The Nigerian Tribune.

Adeyeye emphasised the importance of food safety for public health, economic growth, and food security.

She pointed out that maintaining food safety is a shared duty, requiring the involvement of everyone from producers to consumers.

The campaign seeks to raise global awareness about food safety and highlight the need to be prepared for potential incidents.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 600 million people—almost one in ten worldwide—fall ill after consuming contaminated food, with 420,000 dying annually.

In that regard, Adeyeye said, “Let us all stay true to the statements ‘food safety is everyone’s business’ and ‘food safety is a shared responsibility’ as we celebrate this year’s World Food Safety Day.

“Working together, we will continue to strengthen our food safety system, ensuring its resilience, robustness, and preparedness for the unexpected.”

Posted: at 18-06-2024 05:16 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- angesco at 18-06-2024 05:31 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 18-06-2024 05:31 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 18-06-2024 05:33 PM (1 month ago)
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i pity some idiot man who allow all that rubbish to behaviors from their wives!! someone you marry, na u see am marry am oo, so go turn your boss!!  a good woman must cook every day!! for her husband!!  anyway I don't eat shit  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-06-2024 05:33 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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