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Kebs lifts ban on Kifaru, Dola maize flour brands

The Kenya Bureau of standards has lifted ban on two of five maize flour brands recently banned over excess levels of aflatoxin.

In a statement released Wednesday, November 20. Kebs said Dola produced by Kitui flour Mills and Kifaru by Alpha Grain Limited had met approved quality standard.

Kebs commended the two companies for adhering to the directive of stopping production soon after their products were suspended and successfully conducting and monitoring to completion the recall exercise of the affected products from the market.

“KEBS inspectors thereafter conducted inspections to review and determine the effectiveness of the controls put in place by your firm that were to ensure that your future products meet the requirements of the fortified sifted maize meal specification,” read the statement.

The two firms are now expected to arrange for the destruction of the products that failed to meet the standard bar as well as adhere to the scheme of supervision and control signed with Kebs.

The standards watchdog further vowed to continue monitoring the quality of the firms’ maize flour products.

Dola and Kifaru maize flour were among five banned by Kebs on November 9, 2019.

The others included Starehe by Pan African Grain Millers, 210 Two Ten by Kenblest Limited and Jembe by Kensal Rise Limited.

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