The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned members of the general public against the consumption of TL Tan Lung and TLC brands of canned sardines.
NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, who issued the warning in Abuja on Tuesday, explained that TL Tan Lung and TLC brands were produced by Chinese companies known as Fujian Yongfa Company Limited and Dongshan Dongyi Food Company Limited respectively.
While explaining that the products did not comply with the standards set by the 1983 Food Act and was recalled due to presence of nematode parasitic worms in the products, the NAFDAC boss added that TL Tan Lung had been notified that the Malaysian Ministry of Health on April 20, 2018 in Kuala Lumpar, recalled the two canned sardine products.
Adeyeye also cautioned all importers not to import the affected canned sardines into the country.
“Anybody in possession of the unwholesome canned sardines should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office. Consumers are encouraged to report all adverse events resulting from the use of these products to the nearest NAFDAC office,” Adeyeye added.