Cooking with paracetamol causes liver and kidney failure – NAFDAC warns

February 14, 2020
34 Views

Nigerians have been warned against the use of paracetamol as tenderiser while cooking meat and beans by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

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

Ajayi said the drug which belongs to a class of drugs referred to as analgesic and anti-pyretics, 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 grevious and unprecedented health implications, which include liver and kidney failure.

“Foods are not drugs and it’s a necessity for life, while drug is indicated for or against ailment.

“When 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 the emerging food safely issues, which is capable of consuming the health of several unsuspecting and innocent victims and citizens.”

You may be interested

Drama As Bank Shuts Down In Ondo After COVID-19 Suspect Was Discovered In Its Premises
News
2 views
News
2 views

Drama As Bank Shuts Down In Ondo After COVID-19 Suspect Was Discovered In Its Premises

Webby - July 4, 2020

File photo It was serious anxiety that took over Osogbo, Osun State capital on Friday morning after a First City…

WHO Reacts To TB Joshua’s Claim Of Healing Coronavirus Patient
News
3 views
News
3 views

WHO Reacts To TB Joshua’s Claim Of Healing Coronavirus Patient

Webby - July 4, 2020

TB Joshua The claim by Prophet TB Joshua of healing a Cameroonian medical doctor identified as Kameni Pierre of coronavirus…

How Ondo Health Commissioner Ignored Warning To Treat Patients At His Private Hospital Before His Death To COVID-19
News
4 views
News
4 views

How Ondo Health Commissioner Ignored Warning To Treat Patients At His Private Hospital Before His Death To COVID-19

Webby - July 4, 2020

Dr Wahab Adegbenro More facts have emerged on the circumstances that led to the death of Ondo State Commissioner for…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.