Dadingelema said: “We strongly call on all traditional medicine sellers to come forward and update the registration of their products and businesses to safeguard public health in the state.
“If such herbal medicine did not undergo laboratory test and analysis, which is an integral part of the registration, the toxicity level cannot be ascertained and it could pose serious health hazards.
“The high toxic content of herbs are some of the causes of damages to vital human organs such as kidney and liver”.
Dadingelma added that to avoid health-related risks associated with herbal medicine, the agency requested producers to ensure proper labels on their products which must be designed with addresses, manufacturing and expiring date, NAFDAC’s registration number and prescribed dosage to be administered.
The coordinator further warned that defaulters would be sanction per laws governing its operations.