HOW TO GET NAFDAC FOR OFADA RICE BUSINESS
The National Agency for food and drug Administration Control (NAFDAC)was established in 1992 under the federal ministry of health to fight fake food items and drugs. Do you want to start an Ofada rice business and you are concerned because you don’t know how to get the NAFDAC number and approval for your Ofada rice business? Calm down your nerves and don’t be worried because, in this article, I am going to tell you how to get NAFDAC approval for your Ofada rice business.
- Register your Ofada rice business by visiting the nearest NAFDAC office close to you:
Did you know that NAFDAC has offices in the 36 States of Nigeria? NAFDAC has its headquarters situated in Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Zone 7, Wuse Abuja. You don’t need to live in Abuja before you register your Ofada rice business because NAFDAC has various branches in the 36 states of Nigeria. Before you register your Ofada rice business, you need to register with the Corporate Affairs Commission ( CAC) before proceeding to the NAFDAC office. Visit the NAFDAC office close to you, on getting there, you are going to obtain the NAFDAC registration form filling in answers to each question properly.
Did you know the essence of registering your ofada rice business with NAFDAC? The importance of registering your business with NAFDAC is for the organisation to be sure you are not selling fake Ofada rice. Registering your Ofada rice business with NAFDAC will boost your customer’s confidence in your food products. In recent times, people are very careful of what they eat due to the widespread of fake products in the country. Make enquiries about where the NAFDAC office close to you is located. Going there will provide you with opportunities to meet NAFDAC officials who are going to giving all the information you need about registering your Ofada rice business. After registering your business with NAFDAC. You are going to be given the NAFDAC registration number. You will pay for the registration number but the charges required depend on whether you are operating a large, medium or small-scale Ofada rice business. For the process needed to get a registration number you need:
- A written request for your Ofada rice business addressed to the NAFDAC director of the state you reside explaining the beneficial effects of ofada rice.
- Attached the proof of payment demanded by the NAFDAC authority.
- Present the certificate given to you by the Corporate Affairs Commission: The importance of the Corporate Affairs Commission is to make your business known. The Nigerian government has instructed most business owners to register their business with CAC before heading to the NAFDAC office. The registration of Ofada rice business with CAC will allow NAFDAC authority to verify your brand and office address.
- Proof of acquiring a warehouse if applicable: Who knows you might intend to start your Ofada rice business on a large scale. You will need a warehouse.
- In as much Ofada rice business fall within the food category, NAFDAC will allocate a registration number for your business.
- You will be given a NAFDAC license to operate your ofada rice business. After five years you are expected to renew your license.
- Submission of registration and application form:
After filling out your registration form, you are requested to write an application letter directed to the NAFDAC director overseeing the administrative affairs of the state you reside. You are going to submit your application letter, registration form and other documents demanded by NAFDAC authorities.
- INSPECTION OF FACILITIES:
Do you have a warehouse where your Ofada rice is stored? If you have a warehouse where your ofada rice is stored, please let your warehouse be neat because NAFDAC is going to send officials to inspect where your bags of Ofada rice is kept. This process is going to be a strict one but you don’t have to worry. NAFDAC authorities are fond of inspecting the facilities of business owners whose speciality lies in the food business to be sure their facilities are hygienic. This is done to prevent the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, malaria, food poisoning etc. NAFDAC will give you a certificate when your Ofada rice has been certified not to be a substandard product.
- Submission of samples:
In case your Ofada rice business is on a small or medium scale, you will be required to present a specimen of your Ofada rice to NAFDAC. NAFDAC officials will take the Ofada rice to the laboratory to ascertain if it is fit for human consumption.
- Present Evidence of all necessary payments:
Due to the nature of the products (Ofada rice) you intend to sell. The agency will demand registration payment and you are expected to make all necessary payments on time so that you can get NAFDAC registration and approval for your payment. The registration fee is important because without NAFDAC approval. You can’t sell to people. This is the reason why need you to make payment so that your product can be authorized. After making all your payments. Did you know how long it takes to get NAFDAC registration number? Don’t be scared, because Ofada rice falls within the food category. It takes a minimum of 90 days for you to get NAFDAC approval.
The reason why it takes 90 days to get it done is that Ofada rice is a food product. Is 90 days a long duration to get NAFDAC approval for the Ofada rice business? If your answer is yes? Let me give you a brief history of why food products like Ofada rice pass through a 90 days process before getting NAFDAC approval.
In 1989, there was rampant widespread of fake food items and drugs product killing people in Nigeria and many countries to the extent that West African countries like Sierra Leone and Ghana started banning Nigerian food products. NAFDAC was established to fight fake food products and drug items that are not fit for human consumption. 90 days is not too long to get NAFDAC registration for the Ofada rice business.
I hope reading this article has given you insight into how to get NAFDAC approval for your Ofada rice business.
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