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Why KEBS declared Indomie safe for consumption DESPITE safety alarm

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has said that Indomie is fit for human consumption.

This comes after preliminary investigations on the product following the ban on the product in Egypt and Rwanda.

According to the statement by KEBS there is no cause for alarm as the product does not contain excess aflatoxins.

“Preliminary investigations show there are no excess aflatoxins beyond the 10 ppb that is required of the standard,” said KEBS Managing Director Benard Njiraini.

The trademark could be a franchise but the company producing this material is sourcing the material from locals while importing some of the ingredients

KEBS Managing Director Benard Njiraini

Barely a week ago the Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) had cautioned Kenyans on consuming Indomie for allegedly containing chemicals that could be harmful to human health.

The commission had further noted that the imported toxic Indomie could be containing aflatoxins.

Test samples

However, in an interview with one of the local television station, KEBS Managing Director stated that preliminary results of tests carried out on samples had no indication of any poisonous substance.

“There are no aflatoxins beyond the 10 parts-per-billion (ppb) that is required of the standard,” said Njiraini.

We did not import any product from Egypt. However, we have a local manufacturer of Indomie

KEBS

He further noted that Indomie retailed in Kenyan stores is manufactured locally and not imported from Egypt which had banned the product.

“We did not import any product from Egypt. However, we have a local manufacturer of Indomie,” he said.

“The trademark could be a franchise but the company producing this material is sourcing the material from locals while importing some of the ingredients,” furthered Njiraini.

Austine Ogalohttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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