The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Sunday identifed a chemical flavoured drink which has killed three persons in Kano State.
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The drink contains Hyroxylamine used fro terrorism, according to NAFDAC.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement signed by agency ’s t Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, said all those involved in the chemical drinks have been arrested.
The staement warned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks in a bid to improve taste.
According to her, this could lead to death or severe illness, adding that this was what happened in the case of Kano where three people died.
She said, “This chemical for 25 Kg bag was supposed to be sold for N30,000. One of the merchants got it for N3,000 and sold it to another merchant for N7,000. The merchant that got it for N7,000 thought it was Dantsami (Hausa name for “something sour”) that they normally use and tested to confirm that truly it was Dantsami. Dantsami is what is used in some parts of Northern Nigeria to make drinks sour.
“A twenty-five kilogrammes bag of the unknown chemical was also sent to the agency’s laboratory in Kaduna for testing.
‘’We have five flavoured drinks. Two were registered while three were not. Any food that is unregistered is not guaranteed by NAFDAC.
“It’s fake food. It was most likely smuggled into the country.”