Goods – Kenya Bureau of Standards KEBS has made a statement following alarm over increased supply of substandard foodstuff in the market.
KEBS Managing Director Esther Ngari, on Friday, May 19, allayed fears that goods on shelves could be unsafe for human use.
She told the media on Friday that her agency was vigilant in making sure every health is protected.
The MD mentioned both high-level professionalism and integrity in their line of duty to ensure that condemned goods are destroyed before reaching consumers.
“Because Kenyans are depending on the Kenya Bureau of Standards to ensure that we can give them what is safe and what they can depend on. So, the most important thing is high integrity in all areas of operations,” Ms Ngari stated.
She also noted that they are now doing a scaled-up testing exercise to make sure no bad foodstuff finds its way into the shops and supermarket.
“We have always come in to ensure that we are on time to test whatever is in the market and whatever is going to our consumers because at the end of the day, we have to protect our consumers,” she added.
On his behalf, Chairman of the National Standards Council, Jeremiah Kinyua, maintained that KEBS plans are in advanced stage to increase laboratories across the country.
He also assured Kenyans that KEBS had laid out plans to trace some of the goods hitting shops and supermarkets before standard tests.
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