NIGERIA: E.coli bacterial: NTDC warns hotels against vegetable importation
Posted: August 11th, 2011 - 9:21pm
Source: Nigerian Tribune
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has expressed concern over the discovery that some top Nigerian hotels are importing vegetables from Europe and therefore strongly warned them against the act.
The corporation said it has been inundated with inquiries and reports that some hoteliers import vegetables from Europe at the detriment of Nigerian farmers.
Apart from raising concern over the health risk of consumers, due to the emegence of E.coli bacterial, the corporation noted that most of the vegetables imported by these hotels are grown in Nigeria by local framers.