Del Monte Kenya refutes water contamination claims

Written By: Christine Muchira/Statement

Del Monte Kenya Limited (DMKL) has refuted claims by a section of the media, that its water sources are contaminated.

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The company says it has put in place quality mechanisms for treatment of water and identifying potential hazards during production processes.

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“DMKL has several water dams, reservoirs and ponds for harvesting and storing rain water, only 13% of Del Monte’s pineapple plantations depends on overhead irrigation using water from Athi River,” read part of a statement.

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They said they have a regime for heavy metal and pesticides residue analysis done regularly on produce from all fields that are harvested.

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