Kenyan standards body orders withdrawal of 17 maize meal brands

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on Wednesday, January 29 ordered the withdrawal of 17 brands of maize flour from the shelves after tests confirmed the brands as unfit for human consumption, with […]

DPL Festive rejects claims of allegedly using harmful preservatives in its bread products

KENYA – DPL Festive, one of the leading bakeries in Kenya, has refuted claims of using impermissible preservatives in its flagship product under the brand ‘Festive Bread’ to extend the shelf-life of the product. This […]

Kenyan Standard body suspends supply of seven peanut butter brands over aflatoxins contamination

KENYA – Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government’s standards agency has suspended seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market following test results undertaken by the agency which signified high level of Aflatoxin than […]

Kenya’s standards body appoints Bernard Njiraini as managing director

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government agency responsible for governing and maintaining the standards and metreology has appointed Bernard Njiraini as its Managing Director for a three-year term. Bernard Njiraini was […]

Kenyan standards body tightens compliance with rules on food additives

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has unveiled that it is seeking to make it mandatory for all companies seeking to introduce food additives to back approval requests with scientific studies proving they […]

Standards body clears Jetlak Foods’ peanut butter back to market

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the standards regulatory body in Kenya, has lifted an earlier ban on Nuteez Peanut Butter, produced by Jetlak Foods Limited. Following recent inspections at its processing facilities, […]

Kenya’s product regulator rejects Italian pasta over standards

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs) has rejected a consignment of Italian pasta and blocked its entry into the country on grounds that the commodity which included spaghetti did not meet the standards. […]

Former standards boss charged with fraud over unlawful import penalties

KENYA – The former Managing Director and chief executive of the Kenya Bureau of standards, Charles Ongwae has been charged with abuse of office in a fraud suit for enforcing unlawful penalties on imports that […]

Kenya Standards’ officials and others in ‘toxic’ sugar case granted bail

KENYA – Two officials from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs) and three directors from companies implicated in illegal and sub-standard sugar importation have been released on bail, reports Daily Nation. The officials alongside a port […]

Kenya Bureau Standards body’s boss arrested after sugar scandal probes

KENYA – Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government’s standards agency’s Managing Director Charles Ongwae has been arrested hours after the body confirmed that imported contraband sugar was contaminated with copper. According to an article […]