After Red Alert Expose’ Government Now Goes To Supermarkets and Butcheries For tests

    Days after the expose by NTV on the use of Sodium in the preservation of meat dubbed ‘RED ALERT’hit the air waves, the Kenyan government now has taken action and issued a directive to all county public health departments to undertake heightened surveillance in all supermarkets, butcheries, meat processors and other food operators to ascertain any presence of additives not permitted for use in meat and meat products.

    The expose caused huge uproar and panic amongst Kenyans, typically of a knee jerk reaction type of government, The Ministry of health has now taken random samples of meat products for further tests and results will be shared publicly!

    In a statement signed by Health CS Sicily Kariuki, county Governments have been directed to scale up and prioritize implementations of health measures that are geared on public health safety. Food business operators and the other hand have been asked to observe the required provision on food safety and hygiene to ensure safety of consumers.

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