Kenya Bureau of Standards has suspended 5 peanut butter brands for selling peanut butter containing dangerous levels of chemical, aflatoxin.
In a press statement to the public, Nuteez by Jetlak Foods Limited, True nuts by Truenutz Kenya, Fressy by Fressy Food Company Limited, Supa meal by Supacosm Products Limited, Sue’s Naturals by Nature’s Way Health, Zesta by Trufoods Limited and Nutty by Nature Target Distributors had their brands stripped off their licenses.
“The suspension follows test results undertaken by KEBS which confirm that their levels of aflatoxin is higher than the maximum limit allowed by the Standard. The Kenya Standard, ‘KS EAS 60: 2013, Peanut Butter – Specification’ states that the maximum total aflatoxin content, is 15 parts per billion (ppb) and gives maximum value for Aflatoxin B1 5 ppb maximum,” said KEBS in a statement.
Earlier this year, peanut butter manufacturer, Nuteez, was on the spotlight after all its products were recalled for testing, to ascertain that their butter was up to parr with quality.
KEBS has recently launched subsequent crackdowns to products sold in the market, in a bid to improve the quality of food and other goods sold in the country.