The Ministry of Industrialization and the Kenya Bureau of Standards have called for the immediate destruction of sugar consignments that have not met the KEBS standards.
This is after a test conducted by KEBS revealed that 60 percent of recently imported sugar is unfit for consumption.
Newly appointed Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya says the main problem emerged from poor storage methods and mishandling.
”In consultation with other relevant government agencies, we call in motion the process of immediate destruction of all the sugar consignments that have not met the standards in strict compliance with the applicable law.”
Addressing the media,CS Munya said only 150,000 bags of the 1.2 million bags passed the KEBS tests.
The CS also mentioned the introduction of a new Import Standard Mark that will ensure goods coming into the country are fully inspected.
“KEBS will issue the new ISM logo with the unique consignment reference number for the consignment.
Munya further added that the interim ISM logo will be issued free of charge.