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Don calls for renewed consciousness in food safety

Posted: Apr 8, 2015 at 5:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata

correspondent, Lagos

A University Don and founding Dean, School of Health Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Mba Okoronkwo has called on Nigerians on the need to be conscious to new treats to food safety.

He stated that new treats to food safety and consumption are constantly emerging because of changes in food production, distribution and consumption.

Speaking during a talk-shop organized by the university in partnership with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Lagos to mark the 2015 World Health Day, Professor Okoronkwo lamented that rising cases of unsafe food consumption and processing has been linked to the death of estimated 2 million people annually including many children.