Indomie Special Chicken Flavour Banned In Nigeria

By Glam & Essence


The ban of ‘Indomie Super Chicken’ flavour in Nigeria has been announced by. National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control. According to its Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, the agency has commenced sampling and analysis of other Indomie noodles flavours including their seasonings for the presence of ethylene oxide, a compound associated with an increased risk of cancer.
NAFDAC is aware of the recall of Indomie Instant Noodles ‘Special Chicken Flavour’ by the Ministries of Health in Malaysia and Taiwan on account of the alleged presence of ethylene oxide.
Indomie instant noodles products and other brands of noodles registered by NAFDAC for sale in the Nigerian market are manufactured in Nigeria and are only granted NAFDAC registration status,following a strict regulatory regime covering all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice.
However, Adeyeye assured Nigerians of a thorough investigation of the products, both at factory and market levels, though the implicated Indomie Instant Noodles ‘Special Chicken Flavour’ is not registered by NAFDAC for sale in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the agency on Tuesday, Adeyeye explained that the outcome of the sampling and analysis of the products would be made public.
She stated that, “NAFDAC, as a responsible and responsive regulator, is taking swift actions to carry out random sampling and analysis of Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) for the presence of ethylene oxide, as well as extending the investigation to other brands of instant noodles offered for sale to Nigerians.




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