The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) has ordered the removal of 14 maize meal brands from the Kenyan market.
In a public notice on Sunday, KEBS said the maize meals failed to meet the required standards and should not be sold to the public.
The Non-compliant Maize meal brands include Ndovu Maize Flour, Prestige Sifted Maize, Range Corn, Sima Tamu, Top White, and Winnies Ugali Afya.
Others are Bel’s Organic, Diamond Sifted Maize, Family, Jasiri Satiated Maize, Jema Sifted Maize, Jibe Maize Flour, Jodari, and Mugambo Sifted Maize Meal.
KEBS asked all retailers to adhere to the ban in a bid to ensure quality.
It also issued a warning to the millers to comply with the set standards for other batches yet to be tested before they are put on sale.
KEBS however noted that the recall shouldn’t be considered as a total ban, but an action aimed at giving the millers a chance to take corrective action and ensure quality products are made available for consumers.