Matiang'i warns over consumption of this food product

This product is not fit for human consumption

Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang'i

The ministry of interior and coordination of national government issued a warning over the consumption of Nuteez peanut butter.

Through a statement issued on Tuesday by the government chemist V.G Mpekethu, the peanut butter had surpassed the required limit for number of aflatoxins.

“The peanut butter exceeds the maximum required limit for total aflatoxins (10ppb) hence not fit for human consumption,” read the statement from the ministry.

The ministry which is headed by CS Fred Matiang’i, explained that the number of aflatoxins found in the product was 24.08 (ppb).

Aflatoxins refers to any of a class of toxic compounds produced by certain moulds found in food, which can cause liver damage and cancer.

Foods that are reported to contain the mould include peanuts, milk and cheese, soybeans and figs.

Sugar laced with mercury and copper

Matiang’i had in June 2018 indicated that a consignment of illegal sugar that had been seized in the country contained mercury and copper.

“It is shocking that some of this sugar has been found to contain particles of mercury and copper, which is very dangerous to our lives,” stated Matiang’i.

The CS had indicated that powerful people had contacted him to stop the crackdown on the goods.

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