Ten kinds of cooking oil and fat have been taken off the Kenyan market by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) due to non-compliance.
The specified products should be taken out of the supply chain nationwide, according to Kebs, according to a statement he sent to Wambui Mbarire, the chief executive officer of the Retail Traders Association of Kenya, which was obtained by the news desk
The products are Tilly, Top Fry, Salit, Gold and Pure Olive Gold, Bahari Fry, and Postman. Rina, Fresh Fri with Garlic Oil, and Top Fry are also on the list.
According to Peter Kaigwara, director of surveillance, the products have been temporarily halted but are still available in stores.
Please be aware that this temporary suspension is intended to facilitate consumer protection from potentially unsafe products, protect the financial interests of the producers of compliant brands, and give the producers of non-compliant brands time to initiate and implement effective corrective action.
The director of the Retail Traders Association of Kenya has also been advised to urge her members to regularly check the quality marks of the goods they stock for sale and to remind them that anyone found selling substandard goods in violation of the law faces prosecution.
The certification quality of the products should always be confirmed by all retail establishments utilizing the SMS systems, which can be checked using mobile devices, according to Kebs.
The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) advised Kenyans to cease consuming the listed products in response to the suspension notice.
Many culinary oils are listed by Kebs as being non-compliant. We urge customers to cease using Rina, Fresh Fri, Fry Mate, Tilly, Top Fry, Salit, Bahati Fry, and other brands right now whether KEBS engages in public relations or not.
This products have been temporarily suspended due potential carcinogenic presence and financial implications on the consumers