The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye has announced the closure of Lovers Bakery, located at Jikwoyi, Abuja for filthy and unhealthy production environment.
The closure which was revealed in a statement was carried out by the agency after a tip-off by a consumer which led to an investigation into the environmental conditions of the bakery.
The NAFDAC director revealed the bakery was unclean with a toilet located inside the production area. In addition to this, dogs were seen roaming freely both in and out of the production area.
Speaking further, Prof Adeyeye disclosed staff met at the bakery were not properly dressed and it was learned they were living on the same premises the bakery was located.
“A second visit was made to the bakery on July 23, 2018, following information that activities were still going on in the bakery.
“The inspectors observed that there was evidence to show that the HOLD label on the facility had been tampered with, as some of the baking pans containing dough during the initial visit had been taken away.
“And it was obvious they gained access by jumping the fence.
“The manager claimed the place was probably burgled without his knowledge because he traveled when the incidence occurred.
“Another HOLD label has now been placed on the bakery and administrative charge imposed on the company,” She said.
She assured the agency is committed to making sure foods and drinks consumed by members of the public are safe.