PHOTOS: DCI discovers expired rice being repackaged in Kairobangi

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at 14:44
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Officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Tuesday raided a godown in Nairobi’s Kairobangi South Estate where they discovered expired rice being repackaged into new bags.

Sources indicate that the new bags indicated the rice would expire in 2021.

The brand of the repackaged rice was Amar and Day to Day while the new bags were branded Red Rose and Peacock Parboil Five Star.

Public health officials were also alerted following the discovery since the store had other foodstuffs.

This comes just a few months after DCI discovered bales of expired wheat flour being repackaged in Dandora Estate.

Reports indicated that the flour had expired in July 2018 but was repackaged for sale to several outlets.?

A recent report by the DCI revealed that a wide array of consumer goods and home appliances in retail shops could be fake.

The probe revealed that virtually all the products used daily fall short of the stipulated quality standards, hence endangering your life and exposing you to losses through purchasing fake goods packaged as genuine.

The goods include thousands of tonnes of rice, fertiliser, shoes, tyres, hardware goods, stationery, vacuum flasks, textile products, electronics, mobiles phones and phone spares, diapers, headphones, cooking oil, sanitary towels, chocolate, garments and alcoholic beverages.

Others include pet foods, food supplements, school bags, auto spares, roses, disposable medical gloves, toothpaste, milk powder, juice drinks, wheat flour, cereals, protective paints, detergents, cotton swabs, noodles, spaghetti, peanut butter and pasta.

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