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NAFDAC Appoints New new Independent Laboratory Analyst for Chinese Imports.
Worried about the constant challenges faced by Nigerian importers of cosmetics, food, chemicals and medical devices from China at determining genuine products, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has appointed a new Independent Laboratory Analyst to assist in certifying products being shipped from thence to the country.
Director General of the Agency, Paul Orhii, at the weekend introduced the new Independent Analyst, Shanghai Hanlin Laboratory Limited to some of the importers during a one-day sensitisation and consultative meeting held in Lagos.
Orhii told the cross section of the importers, which were drawn from the food, cosmetics, chemicals, and medical devices sectors that the new laboratory, which has the approval of the Federal Government would be responsible for all certifying the quality of all the products purchased in the country before they are shipped into Nigeria.
According to the DG, "the agency is committed to zero tolerance for the importation of fake, substandard and spurious regulated products through all ports of entry in the country and would not condone anyone under the pretence of ignorance".
He enjoined all importers of goods under the supervision of the new Independent analysts to get acquainted with the procedure "required in obtaining the clean report of inspection and analysis (CRIA) so that all their consignments from China can meet the condition".
Also speaking at the event, Director of Ports Inspection, Afam Dunoi, noted that NAFDAC has decided to step up efforts to stem the importation of unregistered, fake and counterfeit products and to also ensure that there is great improvement in the compliance level of our clients who engage in import and export of regulated products.
According to the Director, the agency is concerned about the latest interception of unwholesome and fake raw materials coming from China saying, "this is a potential source of death for Nigerians", hence the need to increase the regulatory activities of the agency right from the country of origin of importation.
Operations Manager of the Laboratory, Jacky Cheng, in his remark promised to ensure good quality compliance and international standards are maintained while dealing with importers who would henceforth patronise China.
He noted that the Laboratory has what it takes to ensure good manufacturing practices are meant and pledged it would not betray the trust Nigeria has in the efficiency of the laboratory to deliver quality service. DAILY INDEPENDENT.