The attention of the Consumers Federation of Kenya is drawn to the findings from the Government Chemist on a product called Nuteez Peanut Butter whose aflatoxin content exceeds the allowable margin of 10 units by an additional 14.1 units and hence being unfit for human consumption.
It is also instructive that little is known about the firm behind the offending product.
Accordingly, we have activated the #CofekRedAlert on the product and urge consumers to avoid the product, exercise extreme discretion if they must used the Nuteez Peanut Butter as it could occasion serious health implications.
We urge all supermarkets and other retailers to recall the product from their shelves with immediate effect.
We have further requested the Kenya Bureau of Standards to conduct further tests on the product as well as other butter products to establish the aflatoxin levels.
The media is further urged to treat this a public service announcement, and ensure the information reaches all consumers as soon as possible.