Millers query Kebs' standards after ban on 5 maize flour brands

The Lake Region headquarters of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) as pictured on June 11,2019. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kebs on Saturday banned sale of Dola by Kitui Four Mills, Kifaru by Alpha Grain Limited, Starehe by Pan African Grain Millers, 210 Two Ten by Kenblest Limited and Jembe by Kensal Rise Limited.
  • On Sunday, Kitui Four questioned the aflatoxin test results and claimed that its internal auditing and tests from external laboratories showed different results.
  • The Cereal Millers Association decried the ban, saying it did not understand the laboratory parameters Kebs used to test the affected brands.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) is facing criticism by the five maize millers whose licences its suspended on Saturday over high aflatoxin levels in their products.

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