Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has suspended the importation, sale and distribution of seven peanut butter products from Kenya after laboratory tests carried from Kenya confirmed high levels of aflatoxin, a poisonous compound causing cancer.
The seven peanut butter products have been identified as Nuteez Jetlak Foods Limited, Zesta Trufoods Limited, and Nutty by Nature Target Distributors, True nuts Truenutz Kenya, Supa Meal Supacosm Products Limited, Sue’s Naturals Nature’s Way Health and Fressy Fressy Food Company Limited.
In a press release from UNBS, says thus “Importers, distributors and retailers are informed to cease the sale and distribution of the aforementioned products and ensure that they are not displayed in retail outlets until further notice.
The release adds that “All UNBS imports inspectors at border points have been notified to seize consignments of the listed brands,” the statement by UNBS says.
UNBS adds that it will continue carrying out market surveillance inspections to ensure that the products are removed from the market but warned consumers against buying the products.
The bureau further urges the public to remain vigilant and report the presence of such products on the market on our toll free line: 0800 133 133. UNBS, working together with manufacturers, traders, consumers, and other government agencies, will continue to perform its mandate of enforcing standards to protect consumer health and safety and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.”