Clovers and Mother Nature’s peanut butter unfit for human consumption

Ban on Nuteez Peanut Butter Lifted by KEBS

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has withdrawn the permits of Triclover and Mother nature’s after their peanut butter products were found to exceeded aflatoxin levels.

KEBS has further ordered Jetlak Foods Ltd to discontinue the manufacturing or offering for sale of all substandard peanut butter.

“Additionally, the manufacturers should recall all the substandard products and institute corrective actions.”

In a statement, KEBS said factory inspections undertaken in 2018 revealed that Clovers Peanut Butter and Mother nature’s had aflatoxin levels above the acceptable levels of 15 parts per billion.

‘’Tests undertaken on the samples have confirmed that the level of aflatoxin is 25 parts per billion (ppb), which is higher than the maximum limit allowed by the standard’’ stated the Acting Managing Director, Mr. Nguyo Bernard.

“In the last 7 months, KEBS has been undertaking market surveillance of peanut butter. 54 samples of peanut butter have been collected from various points of sale and manufacturers from 1st July 2018 to date and tested,” said KEBS Acting Managing Director Nguyo Bernard.

The Standards body also confirmed that Nuteez peanut butter manufactured by Jetlak Foods Ltd. had aflatoxin levels above the maximum allowed standard.

“KEBS has undertaken inspection of the factory and as a cautionary measure, seized all the peanut butter at the factory. Tests undertaken on the samples have confirmed that the level of aflatoxin is 25 parts per billion (ppb), which is higher than the maximum limit allowed by the standard,’’ said Nguyo.

The standardization mark permit had been issued with effect from 11th October 2018 following tests of the samples the company provided by Jetlak Foods Ltd.