In the wake of the rise of the recent suicide reports, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has banned the sale of Sniper and other similar products containing the formulations of Dichlorvos in supermarkets and open stores.
“NAFDAC is giving a two-month (up to August 31, 2019) notice to brand owners/distributors to recall and withdraw their products from open markets and supermarkets that do not have garden corner/shelves to the agro-dealer outlets.
“The sale of Sniper insecticide and other Dichlorvos brands in open markets and supermarkets nationwide is prohibited with effect from September 1, 2019. NAFDAC is giving a six-month moratorium up to January 1, 2020 for brand owners to exhaust the products that are in various accredited agro-input dealers (distributors/marketers/retailers) outlets.”
The brand owners have also been advised to register their products with the agency after the ultimatum, in order to ensure close monitoring of its usage.