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Nigeria
Codex Contact Point
Nwagbara, Charles Emeka – KSM, fsi Deputy Director Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), 52 Lome Crescent, Wuse Zone 7 Abuja FCT, Nigeria Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Lekki, Lagos State NIgeria Tel: +234 1 2708230
E-mail: codexsecretariat@son.gov.ng
Website: http://www.son.gov.ng
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
1. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
2.Federal Ministry of Health
3.Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
Mandate/competence
1.Regulate and Control the Manufacture, Importation, Exportation,Distribution,Advertisement,Sale and use of Food, Drugs,Cosmetics,Medical Devices,Packaged Water,Chemicals and Detergents (NAFDAC ACT CAP1 LFN 2004) (www.nafdac.gov.ng)
2.www.health.gov.ng (National Policy on Food Safety and Its Implementation Strategy (NPFSIS))
3.Elaborate Standards and Codes of Practice for Manufacture Processing and Packaging foods in Nigeria (www.son.gov.ng)
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point Nigeria is domiciled in NAFDAC The Contact Person: Mrs. Eva Obiageli Edwards, Deputy Director, Food Safety/Codex/Regulations Division, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate Email: edwards.eo@nafdac.gov.ng, eoedwards@yahoo.com Phone: +23423109251

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Existence of a National Codex Committee (NCC) drawing membership from Ministries, Departments and Agencies; food industry; professional associations/institutes and identified consultants. The NCC is structured into technical sub-Committees for regular engagement of stakeholders. Main participants includes: 1) The Honourable Minister Federal Ministry of Health, 2)The Honourable Minister Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 3)The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment 4)The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, 5)The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment 6)The Honourable Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7)The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Justice, 8)Honourable Minister/Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, 9)The Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (Secretariat) 10)The Director General National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) 11)The Director - General Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council 12)The Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), 13)The Coordinating Directorl, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), 14)The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, 15)The Inspector General, Nigerian Police Force, 16)The Director, National Food Reserve Agency, 17)The Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, 18)The Director, Federal Department of Fisheries, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, 19)The Registrar/Chief Executive, Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria, 20)The Director, Nigeria Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research 21)The President, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), 22)The President/Director General, National Association of Chamber of Commerce Industries Mining and Agriculture (NACCIMA), 23)The Director General/President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), 24)The President Association of Food Beverages and Tobacco Employees (AFBTE), 25)The President/Executive Secretary, National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), 26)The Executive Secretary Nigerian Trawlers Owners Association 27)The National Coordinator Vulnerable Empowerment Creative Network, 28)The President National Association of Small & Medium Scale Enterprises (NASME) 29)Consultant with background from: Government MDAs in Codex work & Food Safety. 30)Consultant with background from: Industry in Codex work & Food Safety
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) Academia Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, National Veterinary Institute, VOM, Platue State Nigeria NATIONAL STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE RESEARCH, COCOA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA, NAFDAC LABORATORY SON Laboratory Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN)
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Aflatoxin in food crops (Groundnuts, Maize, seaseam seeds, melon etc (PACA) Antimicrobial Resistance in food supply chain of animal origin and feed (National Centre for Disease Control: NCDC) Pesticide residue such as Diclorovous/sniper in beans (EU report) Food borne diseases such as typiod, cholera etc (WHO) Shiga toxin producing Ecoli
Official Laboratory
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Laboratory Complex Ogba, Lagos Nigeria NAFDAC CENTRAL LABORATORY, OSHODI, LAGOS. NAFDAC LABORATORY, YABA, LAGOS. NAFDAC AREA LABORATORY, MAIDUGURI. NAFDAC AREA LABORATORY, KADUNA. NAFDAC AREA LABORATORY, AGULU, ANAMBRA STATE. NAFDAC AREA LABORATORY, PORTHARCOURT, RIVERS STATE.
Official Competence
ISO 17025 CERTIFIED The Laboratories perform Physico-Chemical, Microbiological Pesticides/Insecticides tests on food samples .

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Establish sentnel sites (food borne disease desk in hospitals) in six geo-political zones and FCT for reporting, collecting, collating and transmitting food borne disease data to National Data Repository Centre in FMOH. On outbreak of food borne diseases the data is transmitted to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
FOODBORNE ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE AND ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT MONITORING ON FEED ROUTINE INSPECTION OF PRODUCTION FACILITIES ROUTINE LABORATORY TEST ON REGULATED FOOD PRODUCTS