It is a well-known fact that consumer food poisoning and outbreaks remain an important cause of human disease

  • In Nigeria alone, over 200,000 people die from foodborne illness annually
  • The economic burden associated with foodborne illnesses is around US$ 3.6 billion per annum

Opportunistic and profit-driven behaviours, such as food fraud and adulteration and food information asymmetries, have constantly fuelled the fire of food safety concerns in Nigeria



Inyinya Grocery is purposed to solving some of the harmful food and produce handling habits in the Nigerian food produce and distribution chain. The main goal being to help families gain access to food that is free from hazardous preservation, cleaning and adulteration for higher profit.



Founded by Diaspora Nigerians who were miffed by the unchecked practice of adding, treating, and force-ripening of fruits with harmful substances by local producers and middlemen, the founders, with help of a strong talented team of local youths, embarked on the journey of changing the narrative of unwholesome food handling practices prevalent in the country.



Over the last 8 months, starting with the first distribution centre in the densely populated mainland of Lagos, Nigeria’s main commercial city of roughly 20 million people, the team have forged ethical food processing and handling partnerships with farmers, producers and suppliers, ensuring that the Nigerian consumer have access to safe food.

The company has championed and pioneered a simple process for cleaning the yellow shell stains and dirt which is transferred to the melon seed kernel after they have been peeled by locally fabricated machines, eliminating the prevailing harmful practice of washing the seeds with caustic soda, mixed in laundry detergents, such as the local branded OMO and Klin detergents, a habit prevalent among local melon (Egusi) seed producers and traders.



Other prevalent harmful practices the company have eliminated include and helping local producers to stop doing include-

  • “Sniper” rat poison being used to preserve beans (black eye peas) by many farmers and traders?
  • Sudan 4 dye being added to palm oil to make it look redder than it should be.
  • fruits such as bananas and plantains are forced-ripened with calcium carbide, a well-known vehicle for carcinogenic impurities such as arsenic.



Inyinya Grocery pledge to you:

  • We will provide you with access to safe food and agriculture produce
  • We will not use harmful soaps or detergents in the cleaning process – we have pioneered a method for washing off yellow stains and dirt from melon seed (Egusi seed) using just water at a particular temperature
  • We will not use calcium carbide to force-ripen our fresh fruits
  • We will use best practices to diligently manage and control our food supply chain every step of the way – from sourcing, cleaning, testing, transportation, packaging, storage and delivery to you
  • And finally, our price guarantee to you: minimum 30% cheaper than the market!

Buy Safe!           Eat Safe!            Stay Healthy!




World Health Organization (WHO) 5 key requirements for achieving safer food:

  • ensuring cleanliness,
  • separating raw and cooked food,
  • cooking thoroughly,
  • keeping food at safe temperatures, and
  • using safe water and raw materials




Nigeria has some of the best kept food secretes in the world. Find out about the super-grains, Fonio or Acha, tagged as a Novel Food by the European union and Tamba Finger Millet. You can find the best quality Acha and Tamba on the Inyinya Grocery App