The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to desist from using polythene bags for food packaging because it can cause cancer.
This was made known by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the agency while speaking in a chat with journalists on Monday in Abuja.
Packaging of pap in nylon is not encouraging; green leaves are all over the place, leaf is the best thing to use for packaging item and it must be clean.
“Nylon is not good for packaging hot food because the heat will make the nylon leak chemicals, it must be discouraged.”
The DG explained that plastic materials usually have Bisphenol A (BPA) which can cause cancer.
“We are doing a study in our labs on different packaging of food, especially on nylon. The outcome will be out shortly,’’