Three days after Nuteez Peanut butter was flagged down by the government for being unfit for human consumption, KEBS has released names of more brands.
In a statement to the media, the regulator noted that three more peanut butter brands have been found toxic as of today.
The three include;
1. Clover Nuts Chocolate
2. Clover Nuts Smooth
3. Mother Nature.
The three were found to have exceeded the maximum limit of aflatoxins. They had levels reaching 44.25 parts per billion, 36.44 ppb and 27.26 ppb.
Kenya standard for peanut specification limits maximum total aflatoxin content to 15 parts per billion.
In the statement, KEBS says they have suspended permits for the three firms.
“Manufacturers whose products have been suspended are instructed to discontinue the manufacturing or offering for sale all substandard peanut butter,” KEBS said
The bureau further said that the manufacturers should recall all the substandard product and institute corrective actions.
Last week, the Interior ministry revealed that Nuteez peanut butter failed to pass test analysis conducted on a sample taken to the government chemist.
KEBS has confirmed to have seized all the Nuteez peanut butter.
“ Tests undertaken on the samples have confirmed that the levels of aflatoxin is 25.13 ppb which is higher than the maximum limit allowed by the Standard,” KEBS acting managing director Bernard Nguyo said.
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