Trade CS Picks Team to Review Food Safety and Quality Standards in New Tough Move

An 11-member task force has been formed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives to review the standard and quality of food.

The committee will check on the shortcomings of the existing standards and quality.

After an evaluation, the members will make their recommendations to the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs).

Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said team would also relook at the whole industrialisation sector.

“The public is invited to give its recommendations with to the task force with the aim of boosting the standards and infrastructure in the country.

“This is expected to see illegal and unfair practices in trade across the country eliminated within few months,” Munya added.

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The committee’s chair, Wachira Maina, said his team would look at the gaps that hamper reforms geared at improving them.

The move comes weeks after five maize flour brands were recalled by Kebs after they were found to have alarming levels of aflatoxin.

However, the ban was lifted days later, with Kenyans questioning the process that was used to have the Jembe, Kifaru, Starehe, Dola and 210 maize brands back in the market.

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