National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, warned that it would not tolerate unauthorized manufacture, sale and advertisement of unregistered herbal products. The agency disclosed this while sealing up of herbal manufacturing companies, clinics and offices involved in illegal manufacturing and unauthorized advertisement. It also impounded unregistered herbal products of some companies, and others that were involved in unauthorized sales and advertisement with public address systems.
Addressing newsmen after the exercise in Onitsha, Nkpor and Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, NAFDAC Deputy Director, Special Zonal Office, Onitsha, Dr. Christiana Esenwah said, that the clamp-down on illegal herbal practitioners, herbal companies and clinics had become very imperative to save the lives of those who patronize them. “Before any herbal company goes on air with its products, they have to first get them registered and cleared for any kind of advertisement, and after registration, they are given certification to sell or offer clinical services,” he said.