KAMPALA —The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has suspended the importation, sale and distribution of the following peanut butter products from Kenya after Laboratory
Tests carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) confirmed high levels of aflatoxin contamination.
KEBS early this week suspended seven peanut butter products and the permits of their parent companies over aflatoxin contamination.
Aflatoxin is a poisonous cancer-causing compound.
The seven products are True Nuts (Truenutz Kenya) Fressy (Fressy Food Company Limited), Supa Meal (Supacosm Products Limited), Nuteez (Jetlak Foods Limited) Sue’s Naturals (Nature’s Way Health), Zesta (Trufoods Limited) and Nutty by nature (Target Distributors).
“Thus, importers, distributors and retailers are informed to cease the sale and distribution of the aforementioned products and ensure that they are not displayed in retail outlets until further notice,” UNBS warned.
All UNBS imports inspectors at border points have been notified to seize consignments of the listed
UNBS said it continue carrying out market surveillance inspections to ensure that the products are removed
from the market.
“UNBS would like to advise consumers to avoid buying the products,” the statement indicated urging the public to remain vigilant and report the presence of such products on the market.
UNBS says that working with together with manufacturers, traders, consumers, and other government agencies,
will continue to perform its mandate of enforcing standards to protect consumer health and safety and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.