Seven peanut butter brands suspended over aflatoxin contamination
SEE ALSO :KEBS new boss Bernard NjirainiFollowing the continued market surveillance on the state of peanut butter in the country, KEBS wish to inform the public that the following products have been suspended…,” a statement by KEBS read in parts. "They confirm that their levels of aflatoxin are higher than the limit allowed. KEBS has also suspended these companies' permits," added KEBS. The statutory body also directed and firms manufacturing the affected products to discontinue, recall them from the market and take corrective measures to ensure they adhere to the set standards. "The companies manufacturing them have been instructed to discontinue, recall all the substandard products as well as institute corrective actions," it said. KEBS said they will work with all government institution in the peanut butter value chain to resolve the problem of aflatoxin in unprocessed groundnuts.
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