Difference between NAFDAC registration and SON registration

Difference between NAFDAC registration and SON registration

October 25, 2019

They are both acronyms that stand for different things. NAFDAC stands National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control while SON stands for Standard Organisation of Nigeria. They are both regulatory agencies.

NAFDACwas established to safeguard public health in areas of food, drugs and all other related areas, see also https://www.nafdac.gov.ng/about-nafdac/nafdac-organisation/nafdac-functions/, while the SON was established to organise test and investigate the quality of facilities, materials, products in the production of products by verifying  if it is up to the required standard as specified by the standard council for production. For more insight on this see https://son.gov.ng/son-mandate

NAFDAC was establishedto regulate and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and the use of all products under its purview.  NAFDAC registration is important for items that fall within the purview of the two agencies but are different. You are required to register with both of them.

The difference is that while the NAFDAC registration is to be done on the quality and authenticity of the product whether is meets the required safety measures as highlighted by the agency, the SON registration is for the verification of the production facilities, materials and products to see whether it meets the required standard of product specification.

NAFDAC registration is done by the issuance of a registration number or certificate of registration to show that the product has passed the quality required standard for use and sale while SON registrationis done by the issuance of a quality mark on the product.

618 Bees can help you quickly and easily obtain both NAFDAC and SON certifications. Log on to our website www.618bees.comor email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your registration with both NAFDAC and the SON.

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