KEBS suspends 10 cooking oil brands; Details
The Kenya bereau and standards, KEBS suspends 10 cooking oil brands, this is after they did a quality check.
The brands that were affected are Fresh Fri with Garlic Oil, Fry Mate, Bahari Fry, Fresh Fri, Gold and Pure Olive Gold, Postman, Rina, Salit, Tilly and Top Fry.
KEBS stated,”The listed brands of non-compliant edible oils and fats that failed to meet the requirements of the standard: and to request your good office to notify your members to recall these brands and remove them from the supply chain from your members’ outlets across the country.”
However, KEBS has promised that the decision is not a ban but just a temporary precaution.
KEBS said,”Kindly note that this is not a ban on the brands but a temporary suspension to facilitate the protection of consumers from potentially unsafe products, safeguard the economic interests of manufacturers of compliant brands and allow the manufacturers of the non-compliant brands to initiate and put in place effective corrective action under KEBS supervision.”
KEBS further issued a precaution to customers saying that they can check validity of the brand through their phones.
KEBS said,”One should send the code underneath the Standardization Mark logo to 20023 (i.e. type message SM# Code or ISM#code, for local and imported products respectively, and SMS to 20023) to get product manufacturing details and permit validity status.”
KEBS added,”If the details are different, invalid or not traceable to the platform, retailers should not purchase, stock or offer for sale the products but instead report to KEBS through toll-free number 1545 during official working hours 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.”
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