Warning from NAFDAC & NHF on adulterated/unhygienic cooking oil

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control dangers of consuming unbranded vegetable cooking oil in Nigeria which also pointed towards continuous consumption of this commodity as one of the leading causes of many heart-related diseases.

Because, these unbranded cooking oils have no linkable source, are packaged under unhygienic environments, so they porously become susceptible to gross adulteration/contamination. It has equally been linked to causing cancer due to the questionable ways they are being transported, packaged and distributed.

However, experts who spoke in the report, recommended that switching to the healthy option of consuming branded vegetable oils, traceable to a source remains the best option, for absolute assurance is guaranteed that they are produced under acceptable quality standards by regulatory Authorities.

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