Nigeria - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

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Nigeria's food supply chain has continued to grow more complex and food borne diseases widespread and representing significant threats to health and the economy. Over the years, the GON recognizes this challenge and has developed multiple structures, systems and laws to ensure that the country's food supply chain operates effectively and efficiently.
The responsibilities for regulating and monitoring food safety standards and practices in Nigeria devolve on the following government (GON) organizations and agencies:

  • Ministries: Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Water Resources and Federal Ministry of Commerce
  • Departments: Federal Department of Fisheries and Federal Department of Livestock
  • Agencies: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), and Nigeria Agricultural Plant Quarantine Services (NAQS) and Consumer Protection Council
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