The Comesa Competition Commission (CCC) has warned consumers against eating some Indomie flavours that were recalled from the Egyptian market on Tuesday, May 3.
This was after tests conducted by the Food and Safety Authority (FSA) of Egypt found that Indomie’s chilli, chicken and vegetable flavour packets contained aflatoxins.
The selected packets also has pesticide residues which exceeded the safe limits.
FSA clarified that other Indomie noodles were safe for human consumption apart from the three.
Some 733,340 cartons of Indomie noodles were withdrawn from the Egyptian market by the supplier.
As a result, the Consumers Federation of Kenya asked consumers to stay away from the products and urged supermarkets to recall the products until proper tests are done by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
According to Business Daily, Kebs managing director Bernard Njiraini said samples of the noodle products by Indomie sold in the Kenyan market would be tested for safety before action is taken.
“Kebs is committed to protecting consumers and will engage the relevant bodies including Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) and Egypt to establish the batches and ascertain if these batches were imported into the country
“Meanwhile, we shall draw samples for testing and if the contaminants are present we shall withdraw the products from the market,” said Njiraini.