Wednesday, December 08, 2004 Nigeria: Killer Baby Food Floods Markets - NAFDAC Raises Alarm
Daily Champion (Lagos)
December 8, 2004
"NATIONAL Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday alerted the public to a fake, killer SMA infant baby formula in the market, saying the product is stuffed with cassava flour. Already, a suspect, Mr. Sixtus Agbaegbon, has been dragged before a Federal High Court, Abuja charged with being in possession of dangerous products that could kill children and for illegal manufacture and faking of SMA baby milk. Speaking at a training programme for NAFDAC Monitoring Officers on Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) in Abuja, the Director General of the agency, Dr (Mrs) Dora Akunyili, said the infant formula did not comply with international safety standards...."