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Using calcium carbide to fast track fruit ripening deadly, says NAFDAC

A practice by mainly foodstuffs sellers in major markets whereby Plantain and Banana dealers ripen fast the fruits including Mangoes with Calcium Carbide has been described as deadly and very dangerous for human consumption. The National Agency for Food and…

Ignore trending video on social media over Blue Band spread, CPC tells Nigerians

The leadership of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised Nigerians to ignore the viral video trying to suggest that Unilever’s Blue Band Spread is not safe. The CPC in a statement averred that the products inability to melt under…

Carbide ripened foodstuffs, plantain cause cancer, kidney failure–NAFDAC alerts

Nigerians fond of consuming foodstuffs and fruits including Banana and Plantains forced to ripe with any chemical substance including calcium carbide are likely to die young or suffer heart, kidney and liver failure. This is the official position of the…

States’ One-Stop-Shop for MSMEs to stimulate economy—FG

The federal Government has explained the rationale behind the move to launch One-Stop-Shop for MSMEs across the state beginning with seven states, saying the idea is to deepen the growth of the sub sector which is key to economy stability….