Tag Archives: Food poisoning

KENYA: Counterfeiters now targeting premium liquors

November 2018 Dailynation;That unusually nasty hangover you feel when you wake up after chugging your favourite pricey whisky brand could be because you consumed a counterfeit drink. This is because counterfeiters have now started targeting premium liquors in a new smuggling and counterfeiting scam. With intensified crackdowns on illicit and …

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Traces of weedkiller found in baby food

August 2018 TheStandard; A new study has raised fears that 95 per cent of breakfast snacks fed on children are laden with cancer related herbicide. According to studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a US-based public health organisation, 43 out of 45 oat-derived products sampled were found to have significant levels …

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KENYA:NCPB holds Sh3 billion maize unfit for humans

June 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) is holding 984,102 bags of maize worth nearly Sh3.1 billion that is unfit for human consumption in the wake of a scandal that saw the agency pay fake farmers billions of shillings. A report, acting NCPB managing director Joseph Liguko …

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KENYA:The ‘poison’ lurking in bottled water

March 2018 Dailynation; The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published on Wednesday. “Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason …

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