AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATED PEANUT BUTTER SEIZED IN KAPSABET
Public Health Officers in Kapsabet town have seized peanut butter contaminated with aflatoxin.
Nandi County Executive in charge of Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech said that Public Health Officers (PHOs) took action after samples that had been taken for analysis at the Government Chemists in Nairobi proved that the Nuteez peanut butter was unfit for human consumption.
The PHOs enforce the law using the Food, Drugs and Chemical substances Act. Cap 254 and Public Health Act Cap 242.
Public Health Officers Ray Sowon and Linus Kogo who led the operation and accompanied by County Head of Enforcement Christoper Biwot, urged Nandi residents with information of unscrupulous products to share the information for action.
On his part Chief Officer Medical Services Dr. Paul Lagat thanked the Public Health officers citing that this is one of the measures in countering the cancer menace in our County
Further to that the County Public Health officer Alfred Bichii said some business people were making money from products they that are unsafe and injurious to human health. “We are not going to be polite on this,” he warned.
All PHOs across the county will continue inspecting all other products in markets and schools.