Tag: aflatoxin

Soko Maize Meal Cleared Safe for Consumption

Kiambu County’s Public Health officials have cleared Soko Maize flour after official test results revealed that the product complied with allowable aflatoxin parameters. The County's Public Health ministry collected 43 samples in retail outlets across Kiambu, including 21 samples of Soko maize flour and dry...

Millions of Kenyans Risk Cancer After Consuming Poisoned Maize Flour

KEBS, the state agency in charge of quality standards, said in a statement some of these products, which are already in retail outlets.

Govt warns of fresh outbreak of aflatoxin poisoning

KALRO names Makueni, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Lower Meru and Embu counties as highly susceptible to infestations due to inadequate on-farm storage

EAGC launches nine standards for staple food

Some of the parameters addressed through the revision of the standards were moisture content levels, discolouration of grains and aflatoxin, among others

Maize farmers brace for Sh15b post-harvest losses

Maize farmers are staring at nearly Ksh 15 billion in post-harvest losses, a situation likely to trigger high prices and general food insecurity in the country. The loss is projected to reach between 10 to 12% of the total maize output. Agriculture Principal Secretary Richard...