Kebs blacklists 2 more food companies in aflatoxin purge

Jetlak managing director Anup Bid during a media briefing in Nairobi on Friday. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA

What you need to know:

  • Kebs says food manufacturers Triclover — producer of Clovers Nuts Smooth and Clovers Nuts Chocolate brands — and Mother’s Nature have been instructed to discontinue the production or sale of substandard peanut butter.
  • In the notice issued Monday, the Kebs said Triclover and Mother’s Nature had exceeded the maximum total aflatoxin content, which is 15 parts per billion (ppb).
  • Clovers Nuts Smooth had aflatoxin level of 36.44 ppb, Clovers Nuts Chocolate hit 44.25 ppb while Mother Nature’s level of aflatoxin was 27.26 ppb.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended permits of two more firms whose peanut butter brands have also been found to have exceeded the maximum aflatoxin content, alongside ordering the recall of Jetlak Foods Limited’s Nuteez product.

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