Cancer prevention: NAFDAC reiterates its ban on the importation of Indomie noodles.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reaffirmed the country's ban on the importation of Indomie noodles.


This comes after authorities in Taiwan and Malaysia announced the discovery of ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing agent, in some Indomie noodles.

 Cancer scare: NAFDAC reaffirms ban on importation of Indomie noodles

Commenting on the development, Director General of the Agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said on Monday, May 1, that the Director of Food Lab Services Directorate has been engaged and has started working on the methodology for the analysis. 


The statement read; 


” Indomie noodles have been banned from being imported into the country for many years. It is one of the foods on the government prohibition list. It is not allowed in Nigeria, and therefore not registered by NAFDAC.

“What we are doing is an extra caution to ensure that the product is not smuggled in, and if so, our post marketing surveillance would detect it. We also want to be sure that the spices used for the Indomie and other noodles in Nigeria are tested.

“That is what NAFDAC Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FSAN) and Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) are doing this week at the production facilities and in the market, respectively.”


Adeyeye also assurred Nigerians that they would be be duly updated with the outcome of the investigation.  

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