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KEBS ban 14 maize flour brands

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) has intensified the fight against contaminated food by ordering the removal of 14 maize brands from the market shelves.

A by KEBS on Sunday confirmed it had recalled include Ndovu Maize Flour, Prestige Sifted Maize, Range Corn, Sima Tamu, Top White, and Winnies Ugali Afya.

Other affected brands are Bel’s Organic, Diamond Sifted Maize, Family, Jasiri Satiated Maize, Jema Sifted Maize, Jibe Maize Flour, Jodari, and Mugambo Sifted Maize Meal.

In a bid to ensure quality, KEBS also asked all retailers to adhere to the ban.

The standards body has also issued a warning to the millers to comply with the set standards for other batches yet to tested before they are put on sale.

KEBS noted that the move shouldn’t be considered as a total ban, but an action aimed at giving the millers a chance to take corrective action and ensure quality products are made available for consumers.