Official Statement on the washing Semovita Video on Social Media

Our attention has been drawn to a video that is being circulated on Social media, showing some people washing a pack of Golden Penny Semovita under running water. Like many things on Social media, the video is misleading and causing unnecessary worry.

We can confirm that the residue that is visible after the washing process in the video is actually “Protein,” and not plastic or rubber as some people have erroneously asserted. Wheat is a significant source of natural, plant-based protein for humans, and can be found in many types of foods, including breads, biscuits and more. The protein in wheat is the reason why Semovita is smooth and easy to mould when prepared. 

Golden Penny Semovita is made from some of the finest and highest quality raw materials possible, and is certified as healthy and safe to eat by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and all other global and local food certification bodies

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