MORE than 200,000 Nigerians die annually from food poisoning caused by food contamination during food processing and preservation.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a one-day workshop on food safety for staff of the ministry, held in Nasarawa State.
He was represented by the director, Chemical Technology Department, Mr. Oyefeso Akinyemi.
According to him, 90,000 cases of food-borne diseases are recorded in Nigeria annually.
He added that this statistics makes it imperative and urgent for appropriate authorities such as the Standards…
Source: Nigerian Tribune