KEBS lifts suspension of Nuteez peanut butter

The Kenya Bureau of Standards has lifted the suspension of the Nuteez peanut butter brand two months after it was recalled for aflatoxins contamination.

On Friday’s statement, KEBS said Jetlak Foods Ltd, the manufacturer has addressed the gaps that were identified with regard to control of incoming raw materials, production process and final product testing.

“KEBS shall continue to monitor the effectiveness of Jetlak Foods Ltd controls for the peanut butter product through market surveillance, factory inspections and testing,” the statement reads.

Investigations had led KEBS to suspended the Standardization Mark Permit number 965 for Nuteez peanut butter.

“Tests undertaken on the samples have confirmed that the level of aflatoxin is 2.13 parts per billion (ppb), which is higher than the maximum limit allowed by the standard,” said the Acting KEBS Managing Director, Mr. Nguyo Bernard said at the time.

The level of aflatoxin in Triclover’s ‘Nuts Smooth’ and ‘Nuts Chocolate’ peanut butter brands had been found to be at 36.44ppb and 44.25ppb.

Mother nature’ peanut butter had aflatoxin levels at 27.26ppb, yet the maximum total aflatoxin content should be 15 ppb.

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