CS Munya warns illegal milk importers

Written By: Christine Muchira

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya during the commission of the National Dairy Laboratory of Kenya Dairy Board

Agriculture CS Peter Munya has put on notice unscrupulous traders who are illegally importing dairy products through the porous border points of Lodwar, Kacheliba and Ororo.

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Traders in Mombasa and Eastleigh engaging in the vice have also been warned that their days are numbered.

Also targetted are dairy dealers adulterating milk and using non food grade containers, producers not observing withdrawal periods after animal treatment and use of poor quality and unsafe ingredients in the manufacture of feeds saying that the government will catch up with them very soon.

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The CS was speaking during the commissioning of the National Dairy Laboratory of the Kenya Dairy Board.

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In his address, CS Munya said that the new laboratory will enhance the board’s capacity to conduct quality surveillance for enhanced quality and safety compliance.

With the operationalization of the laboratory he said, the government’s Big 4 Agenda will be achieved through enhanced quality food and nutritional security, increased manufacturing through processing, value addition, traceability, product diversification and market penetration.

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Earlier, CS Munya Commissioned Dr Igor Mann leather complex which has a leather footware and goods manufacturing facilities at the Animal Health and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) Kabete.

The leather footware and goods manufacturing facilities at the Animal Health and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) Kabete.

This facility will be used to train youth in leather processing which will play a big role in the leather industry by jobs creation from exporting finished leather products.

The facility is equipped with modern technology and machinery.

CS Munya also warned Land Grabbers who have been targeting veterinary land, as the Cabinet commissions a formal land audit in an effort to reclaim public land allocated for national veterinary land issues.

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He spoke during the Commissioning of the refurbished facilities at the Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kabete.

 

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