Osun establishes a national food safety policy

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The National Policy on Food Safety and Implementation Strategy, 2014 has been formally endorsed by the Osun State Government and will be implemented within the state.

Governor Ademola Adeleke claims that by doing this, the people of the state will be safe and protected from eating tainted food.

At the policy document’s official launch on Wednesday, he made this announcement.

The governor emphasized that the National Policy on Food Safety and Implementation Strategy, or NPFSIS, was created to answer the nation’s need for a cutting-edge and efficient national food safety system. The governor was represented by Jola Akintola, Commissioner for Health.

He clarified that the handling, preparation, storage, and transportation of food are all included in the scientific field of food safety, which aims to avoid food-borne illnesses.

“The government has a moral and legal obligation to safeguard the people from illnesses, infirmities, and fatalities brought on by the ingestion of unhealthy food and water,” he declared.

In order to ensure the correct implementation and sustainability of the policy, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, the Special Advisor to the Governor on Public Health, emphasized the significance of collaboration among development partners, including WHO, UNICEF, NCDC, NAFDAC, and others.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Isiaka Adekunle, gave a welcome speech in which he emphasized the importance of eating safe food to build immunity against diseases. He contrasted this with the disastrous effects of eating unsafe food, which can result in organ failure and death.

“The policy’s adoption aligns with the decisions made at the 58th National Council on Health (NCH) meeting, which took place in Sokoto State in 2016,” he said.

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