Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Top 10 Functions Of NAFDAC In Nigeria


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
popularly known as NAFDAC is a Nigerian federal agency under the Federal Ministry of Health that is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, chemicals and packaged water in Nigeria.

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NAFDAC was formed in 1993,and is headquartered in Abuja Nigeria.

Listed below are the top 10 functions and duties of NAFDAC in Nigeria. 

NAFDAC is authorized by the Nigerian Government to carry out the following duties: 

Top 10 Functions Of NAFDAC In Nigeria
  • 1. Conduct appropriate tests and ensure compliance with standard specifications designated and approved by the council for the effective control of quality of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water and chemicals.
  • 2. Regulate and control the exportation,importation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water and chemicals
  • 3. Undertake appropriate investigation into the production premises and raw materials for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals and establish a relevant quality assurance system.
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  • 4. Certification of the production/manufacture sites of the regulated products.
  • 5. Carry out inspection of imported foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water, and chemicals and establish a relevant quality assurance system, including certification of the production sites and of the regulated products.
  • 6. Compile standard specifications, regulations, and guidelines for the production, importation, exportation, sale and distribution of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water, and chemicals.
  • 7. Control the exportation and issue quality certification of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals intended for export.
  • 8. Undertake the registration of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals.
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  • 9. Establish and maintain relevant laboratories or other institutions in strategic areas of Nigeria as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
  • 10. Sealing and confiscation of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals suspected to be substandard. 
Reference:
www.nafdac.gov.ng

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