KEBS seizes uncertified Riri maize flour in Makuyu, Ruiru

Written By: Christine Muchira/Collins Anampiu

The Kenya Bureau of Standards -KEBS has seized Riri maize flour which was in the market despite not having certification marks.

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The flour was seized on Wednesday in Makuyu, Gatundu, and Ruiru.

In a statement KEBS said that the flour did not have certification marks, and called upon Kenyans to be vigilant.

KEBS said that its certification marks have a number below the mark, which can be verified by sending the number to 20023.

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Manufacturers are now required to display the Standardisation Mark Permit Number below the mark.

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Members of the public have also been asked to report any substandard products through Kebs’ toll-free number 1545.

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At the same time KEBS has issued new food safety and hygiene guidelines for all workers in the food production and supply chains as the fight against Covid-19 continues.

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The new standard KNWA 2931:2021 provides guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPEs), management of staff sickness at premises and physical distancing.

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