The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Monday dismissed a social media video that claimed semovita contains plastic materials.
In a press statement, the Agency said a scientific analysis of the semovita content revealed that it does not contain plastic materials.
According to the statement signed by the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Christinah Adeyeye, the attention of NAFDAC has been drawn to a social media video showing a woman washing Golden Penny Semovita in a sieve using cold water. The woman claimed that the residue she got after sieving was plastic.
Adeyeye further stated that the Agency investigated the claim by conducting appropriate analytical testing in her internationally accredited laboratories and revealed that the results showed that there were no plastic or any similar harmful contaminants in Golden Penny Semovita.