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ALERT: Kenya Bureau of Standards temporarily suspends several brands of edible Oils and Cooking Fats

Reference Number: CCC/CA/4/2022

Case parties: The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has temporarily suspended several brands of edible oils and cooking fats by various oil refineries in Kenya, for failing to meet the requirements of the Standards Act, and the respective product standard KS EAS 769: KS 2019 Fortified Edible Oils & Fats – Specification. According to KEBS, the suspension aims to facilitate protection of consumers from potentially unsafe products, and to allow the manufacturers of the non-compliant brands to initiate and put in place effective corrective action under KEBS supervision, before being allowed back into the market.