Stakeholders Seek Best Practices In Cake Baking, Decoration, Sugar Art In Nigeria

Stakeholders in the cake baking, decoration and sugar art in Nigeria have called for improved practices across the value chains of the industry.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the stakeholders made their views known at the first-ever conference of the Nigerian Association of Cake and Sugar Professionals (NACSP) that was held in Lagos on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Speaking at the event, NACSP President, Tosan Jemide said the association has on several occasions encountered adulterated and substandard products in the market, adding that inedible items are sometimes passed off as edible.

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Jemide also lamented the needs of the industry that are yet to be met by the relevant stakeholders. He noted that flour produced specifically and freshly for cakes and confectionary is hard to find in Nigeria despite being in abundance in many other countries.

The NACSP President added that the flour mostly available in Nigeria does not really give the desired and ideal finished product quality, adding that members of the association desire to have good quality and available flours to churn out better products.

Stakeholders Seek Best Practices In Cake Baking, Decoration, Sugar Art In Nigeria - Vantage News Nigeria

Dauda Jimoh who represented Eva Edwards, the Lagos State Director of the National Agency of Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) at the conference assured the stakeholders of NAFDAC’s support and cooperation in ensuring quality products in the market.

Also at the event, Chidimma Ewuzie, the Head, Food Technology Programme Directorate of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) emphasized the need to abide by standard practices in the industry.

Ewuzie, who taught the stakeholders the mode of operation of SON, also promised to take back suggestions from the conference to her organisation for further deliberation and possible adoption.

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The Director of Public Safety and Wellbeing of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Adeyinka Adeniyi who was present at the conference lauded NACSP for organising the conference and called on stakeholders in the industry to prioritise quality, safety and standards in their processes.

 

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