KEBS has seized 993 expired bags of rice worth Sh2.3 million during market surveillance activities in Ortum, West Pokot Country.
With assistant of officers from the National Police Service, KEBS intercepted the expired rice, branded “KPL’’ and ‘’Orient Thai’’, packed in 25kgs bags. “Repacking of expired food product is a serious malpractice that endangers the health of the consumers,’’said Bernard Njiraini, Managing Director, KEBS.We have intensified market surveillance activities with an aim of getting rid of substandard products in the market.
“The seized products will be destroyed at the expense of the owners, in addition to any other legal action as provide by the law,’’he adds.
KEBS monitors the effectiveness of quality control measures for products sold in the country through factory inspections, market surveillance activities at the factory and market to ensure the public is protected from harmful products.Follow us in social media: