The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Command (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to halt the consumption of sodium (non-iodised table salt) to forestall wellness complications.
The Manager-Full general of NAFDAC, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, gave the advice on Thur, at the Academy of Abuja, at a stakeholders coming together on ‘Evaluation Implementation and Scale-up of Nigeria’s National Sodium Reduction Activities.
According to her, the objectives of the coming together are to nowadays the preliminary findings of the first of all stage of the projection which involves surveys carried out in FCT, Ogun and Kano and to discuss strategies to scale upwards reduction of sodium (table salt) consumption in the country.
“The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration in collaborations with province, and non-state actors using the scale-up of a national sodium reduction program in WHO’S SHAKE parcel.
“Purpose of this coming together is to increment awareness of the positive impact of sodium table salt reduction on wellness in the food industry, amongst the policymakers, consumers and other stakeholders on the risk associated with high table salt intake.
“Sodium is mainly consumed as table salt (sodium chloride) which in the diet can come up from processed foods, either because they contain big amounts of table salt as ready meals, processed meats similar bacon, Corn beef, and cheese.
“There are many mechanisms position in location by NAFDAC to promote and protect the wellness of our people and one of such is sensitization, good informed, and educated citizenry is the bedrock of effective regulation,” she said.
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