Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
She said that there are different stages of approvals that a medical or food product must pass through before final certification for general use by consumers.
“Safety is the first phase of testing that a product goes through during the approval process. “It involves microbial content and toxicity testing, pesticides residue and toxicants evaluation.
“If the product meets the specifications, it can be approved as safe to use and get a listing status registration for two years,” she said. Adeyeye explained that each stage of approval is made explicit for the consumers to discern from the labelling and warning assigned on the product by the NAFDAC.