Governor Mutua shuts down Naivas Supermarket meat sections over chemicals


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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. PHOTO| COURTESY

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has shut down meat sections of all Naivas Supermarket outlets in Machakos County.

This is after a laboratory test on a sample of meat sold at Naivas Supermarket at Gateway Mall in Mavoko was allegedly found to contain a harmful additive.

“I have been given a laboratory report showing that a sample of meat sold at the Naivas Supermarket at Gateway Mall in Mavoko, Machakos County, had 3.286 milligrams of an additive that should not be used in meat,” said Mutua in a statement.

“I have subsequently directed that the meat/butchery sections of all Naivas stores in Machakos County to be closed immediately. This is on the suspicion that the supplier of meat at all Naivas Supermarkets in Machakos County is the same entity.”

This comes after a media report exposed how supermarkets and other meat vendors are using chemicals to make stale meat appear fresh.

The exposé by NTV revealed that meat samples at undisclosed supermarkets contained high levels of Sodium Metabisulphite.

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