In Summary
  • The five are Dola by Kitui Four Mills, Kifaru by Alpha Grain Limited, Starehe by Pan African Grain Millers, 210 by Kenblest Limited and Jembe by Kensal Rise Limited.
  • Kebs further announced that it had seized some of the banned products and instructed supermarkets countrywide to get rid of them.
  • Kebs earlier suspended seven peanut butter brands and instructed the manufacturers to discontinue production and recall products that had already been supplied for sale.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) on Saturday banned five maize flour brands, saying their aflatoxin levels were higher than the maximum limit, going by Kenya's standards.

The five are Dola by Kitui Four Mills, Kifaru by Alpha Grain Limited, Starehe by Pan African Grain Millers, 210 Two Ten by Kenblest Limited and Jembe by Kensal Rise Limited.

Kebs said the ban followed market surveillance and multiple reports from the public.

"Kebs has noted that some brands of maize meal products offered for sale do not meet requirements," it said in a statement.

"The permits have been suspended and the manufacturers instructed to discontinue manufacturing or offering for sale the affected maize meal products."

SEIZURES

The bureau further announced that it had seized some of the banned products and instructed supermarkets countrywide to get rid of them.

It said substandard products found on sale will be seized for destruction at the expense of the owner and that legal consequences will follow.

"The manufacturers are required to recall all the substandard products and institute corrective actions," the statement said.

Once the companies take the corrective measures, Kebs will confirm that standards have been met before the ban is lifted.

PEANUT BUTTER

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