Home News NAFDAC decries use of paracetamol for cooking

NAFDAC decries use of paracetamol for cooking

Author

Date

Category


The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against the use of analgesics popularly known as ”paracetamol” as tenderiser while cooking meat and beans.

Speaking at a sensitisation programme for fast food operators and food vendors on the dangers of using the drug to cook, NAFDAC’s coordinator in Kwara State Mrs. Roseline Ajayi stated that the use of paracetamol in tenderizing meat and other foods can cause kidney and liver failure.

Read Also: “For A Tormented Nation and A Besieged Faith” by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Ajayi said the drug which belongs to a class of drugs referred to as analgesic and antipyretics, is only used to treat pain and fever.

She said; “The use of paracetamol to tenderise meat and beans while cooking may be considered as a way to cut cost, but with grievous and unprecedented health implications, which include liver and kidney failure.

“Foods are not drugs and it’s a necessity for life, while the drug is indicated for or against ailment. When a drug is used for cooking, it is hydrolyzed or broken down into components, which include 4-aminophenol, a highly toxic chemical to the kidney and liver.

“NAFDAC is compelled to respond to emerging food safety issues, which is capable of consuming the health of several unsuspecting and innocent victims and citizens.” Read the original article on PMNews.

The post NAFDAC decries use of paracetamol for cooking appeared first on Oak TV Newstrack.



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent posts

Lockdown: Lagos Govt announces free medical services for pregnant women, people with health emergencies

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the Lagos government will pay maternity bills and the cost of treating emergency patients in the state hospitals. Lockdown. He...

Singapore reports 75 new coronavirus cases

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday reported 75 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,189. Singapore...

My vaccine for treatment of coronavirus ready soon – Nigerian Professor

Nigerian professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Maurice Iwu, has raised...

COVID-19: Seplat Petroleum, Waltersmith Oil Ltd donates medical materials to Imo State Government

In appreciation of Governor Hope Uzodimma’s commitment to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in the state, two oil firms, Seplat Petroleum Development Company...

Poor power supply: Gbajabiamila meets Ministers, CBN Gov, NERC over protest by Nollywood actress

…As Stakeholders assure of better power supply during COVID-19 lockdown The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met...

Recent comments