… Endorses Power oil
Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) and Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) have endorsed Power Oil, the cholesterol-free vegetable oil produced by Dufil Prima Foods Plc.
Speaking in Lagos, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye, Executive Director, NHF, said the cardiovascular health of the nation’s consumers was key to the Foundation, and the brand would go a long way towards ensuring that with its cholesterol-free components. “Our plan is to meet the World Health Organisation’s target to reduce the number of cardiovascular deaths by 25 percent before 2025. Products in this range will help us achieve that goal,” he declared.
In the same vein, NSN, after series of laboratory tests, said the product was cholesterol-free as claimed, and its other nutrients would contribute towards healthier lifestyles.
At the media launch of Power Oil , both the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) had also recommended the vegetable oil brand
for health-conscious consumers. Engineer Fred Akingbesote, Head, MANCAP,
SON, for instance, said Power Oil had scaled a very demanding tripartite
test for standards.
“This certification proves that Power Oil is ideal for the health-conscious,” said Mr. Deepak Singhal, CEO, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, while commenting on the development.
He also assured that it would go a long way to check the consumption of
adulterated oil which many Nigerians had been patronising when vegetable
oil was largely unaffordable.
Vani Malik, Brand Manager, Power Oil, said Power Oil had undergone various scientific processes to check its conformity with NSN standards, noting that “it is highly gratifying to see our product obtain this endorsement by experts. This achievement makes us stand tall amongst our competitors in the market.”