The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has directed all chain stores, wholesalers, retailers and traders dealing in products that may contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a one week ultimatum to get copies of permits from their suppliers for them to sell the products.

The directive follows the spot and compliance checks that the Authority has been conducting in the last three weeks.

NBA Registrar Mr. Lackson Tonga says all traders who will not have copies of permits for placing on the market products that may contain GMOs will be dealt with according to the provisions of the law.

NBA LOGO-01Press Statement – NBA Gives Retailers, Wholesalers One Week Ultimatum to Get Permits [Download]