Zesta peanut butter removed from shelves after KEBS ban


Zesta peanut butter removed from shelves after KEBS ban

Trufoods, the manufacturer of Zesta peanut butter, has recalled their products after concerns over aflatoxins.

In a statement dated November 5, the company said they are working with the Kenya Bureau of Standards(KEBS) to establish the root of the cause in the supply chain.

“We pledge that quality will always remain our main objective,” the management said in the letter.

Zesta peanut butter is among seven brands that KEBS suspended on Tuesday.

The others include Nuteez, True Nuts, Fressy, Supa Meal, Sue’s Naturals and Nutty.

Consequently, KEBS has also suspended the companies permits which allows them to use the standardization mark.

In January this year, the Ministry of Health had recalled peanut butter brand ‘Nuteez’ countrywide after tests confirmed a contaminated batch in Nandi County.

In a letter dated January 29, 2019 the Government Chemists department notified the Ministry of Interior that an analysis on the said peanut butter showed it’s unfit for human consumption.

The suspension was however lifted after the manufacturing company, Jetlak Foods Ltd, has addressed the gaps that had been identified with regard to control of incoming raw materials, production process and final product testing.

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