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Ban of eggs and egg derivative/related products from china and proximity territories

Following the reports of detection of contamination of eggs with melamine in China, Kenya Bureau of Standards has imposed a ban on the importation of eggs and other eggs related products from China and proximity territories with immediate effect. The related eggs products will include noodles, mayonnaise, animal feeds and animal feed inputs. This is in addition to the earlier announcement on the ban on milk and milk related products and strict surveillance on all food and foodstuffs from China and related countries. This exercise will be in force until the affected products are proved to be free from the contaminants.

Ban of milk and milk related productsfrom china and proximity territories

Following a global alarm of milk and milk related products and foods from the People’s Republic of China and proximity territories, Kenya Bureau of Standards announces the following measures aimed at protecting the health and safety of Kenyans to take effect immediately:  All milk and milk related products from China and proximity territories have been banned from entering Kenya until further notice and review. 

  • All foodstuffs from China and proximity territories shall undergo 100% inspection in Kenya and the countries of origin before shipping.
  • Foodstuffs and related products already in the Kenyan market outlets from China and proximity territories shall undergo surveillance to establish health and safety for our nationals and visitors.


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Below is an updated list of banned brands of dry cell batteries. This follows consistent surveillance monitoring of the performance of the brands of dry cell batteries.

1. Bongo (PVC Jacket)
2. Cara
3. Ever Power
4. Every Day
5. Dura Power
6. Duke Cell
7. Durabatt
8. Golden Bell
9. K. Power
10. Swan
11. Long Life
12. Longottie
13. Sonic
14. Lion Brand
15. Eco Energy
16. Ever Top
17. Chimpanzee
18. 777
19. Charm
20. Duraking
21. Dole
22. Mega Power
23. Yarico
24. Pair Dear
25. Double Cat
26. Sogo
27. Golden Power
28. Green Energy
29. Sun Watt
30. Royal
31. Volt Supar
32. Double Lion
33. MW Super Qualiaty
34. Bellcell
35. ST
36. Domex
37. Moon Rabit
38. Hiwatt
39. Brade Power

KEBS Inspection Agencies have been instructed not to inspect the above named brands. 
Any imports/manufacture of above dry cell batteries will be destroyed at the importer’s/manufacture’s cost.


The prohibition/ban is aimed at protecting unsuspecting consumers and discourage dumping of these products in the Kenyan Market.Hydroquinone, oxidizing agents and hormonal preparations are used for treating various medical conditions. They are therefore classified as drugs and should be applied only upon the advice and direction of a medical doctor. All skin care preparations like creams, lotions, gels, soaps, etc containing hydroquinone, steroids and hormonal preparations should be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health for medical use. Their use in cosmetics was prohibited through gazette notices 4310 of 14th August 1998 and 7169 of November 2000. The Government wishes to state that the following products are registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board to be used as human medicines for various skin conditions:

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These products should only be used on the recommendation of a medical doctor and for such period of time as the doctor may prescribe. They should not be sold in the open market but only in registered pharmacies and chemists. Cosmetic products listed below contain hydroquinone, steroids, mercury and hydrogen peroxide. They have not been registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board as medicines. They therefore, should NOT 

Skin lightening lotions containing hydroquinone

  • Jaribu Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Amira Skin Lightening Lotion
  • A3 Cleartouch Complexion Lotion
  • A3 Lemon Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Kiss Lotion
  • Rico Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Princess Lotion
  • Peau Claire Beauty Body Lotion
  • Clear Touch Lotion
  • Fair & White Body Clearing Milk
  • Sivoclair Lightening Body Lotion
  • Extra Clair Lightening Body Lotion
  • Precieux Treatment Beauty Lotion
  • Clear Essence Skin Beautyfying Milk

Skin lightening gels containing hydroquinone

  • Ultra Clear
  • Topiclear
  • Body Clear


Soaps containing mercury and its compounds

  • Movate
  • Mekako
  • Jaribu
  • Tura
  • Acura
  • Rico
  • Fair Lady
  • Elegance
  • Miki
  • Jambo

Skin lightening creams containing mercury and its compounds

  • Pimplex Medicated Cream
  • New Shirley Medicated Cream
  • Cream Preparations Containing Hydrogen Peroxide(H2o2)
  • Jolen Cream, Skin Preparations Continting Steroids
  • Movate Cream, Skin Success Gel
  • Hot Movate Gel
  • Amira -C
  • Neu Clear Gel
  • Tenovate
  • Body Clear Cream Spot Remover
  • Top Gel Plus
  • Soft And Beautiful Cream
  • Lemonvate Cream, Secret Gel
  • Tcb Gel Plus
  • Unic Clear Super Cream
  • Topifram Cream
  • Skin Balance Lemon Cream
  • Peau Claire Gel Plus
  • Dermo -Gel Plus
  • Peau Claire Cream
  • Fashion Fair Gel Plus
  • Hot Prosone Gel
  • Visible Difference Gel
  • Sivoclair Cream
  • Action Demovate Cream
  • Regge Lemon Gel
  • Ultimate Lady Gel
  • Topifram Gel Plus
  • Age Renewal Cream
  • Fair & White Gel Plus
  • Peau Clair Gel Plus
  • Fashion Fair Cream
  • First Class Lady Cream
  • Skin Success Cream
  • Neu Clear Cream Plus
  • Jaribu Beta - Β Cream
  • Body Treat Cream Spot Remover
  • Clair & Lovely Gel, Peau Clair Cream
  • Soft & Beautiful Gel
  • Action Demovate Gel Plus
  • Prosone Gel
  • Skin Balance Gel Wrinkle Remover
  • Ultra-Gel Plus
  • Pro-One Gel Mca
  • Betalemon Cream
  • Skin Balance Cream Wrinkle Remover

Skin lightening creams containing hydroquinone

  • Jaribu Cream
  • Mekako Cream
  • Amira Cream
  • Tura Skin Toning Cream
  • Yesako Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Rico Complexion Cream
  • Madonna Medicated Cream
  • Mrembo Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Shirley Cream
  • Kiss -Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Uno21 Cream
  • Princess Patra Luxury Complexion Cream
  • Zarina Medicated Skin Lightener Cream
  • Envi Skin Toner, Viva Super Lemon
  • Ambi Special Complexion Cream
  • Lolane Cream, Nadinola Cream
  • Glotone Complexion Cream
  • Nindola Cream, Claire Creme
  • Mic Skin Lightener Cream
  • Tonight Night Beauty Cream
  • Fulani Creme Eclaircissante
  • Clere Lemon Cream
  • Clere Extra Cream
  • Binti Jambo Cream
  • Butone Cream
  • Malaika Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Dear Heart With Hydroquinone Cream
  • Miki Beauty Cream
  • Crusader Skin Toning Cream
  • Nish Medicated Cream
  • Island Beauty Skin Fade Cream
  • Malibu Medicated Cream
  • Care Plus Fairness Cream
  • Opiclear Cream, Carekako Medicated Cream
  • Body Clear Cream
  • A3 Skin Lightening Cream, Ambi American Formula
  • Dream Successful
  • Symba Creme Skin Lite 'N' Smooth
  • Ikb Medicated Cream
  • Cleartone Skin Toning Cream
  • Clear Essence Medicated Fade Cream
  • Ambi Extra Complexion Cream For Men
  • Cleartone Extra Skin Toning Cream
  • O'nyia Skin Crème
  • A3 Tripple Action Cream Pearl Light
  • Elegance Skin Lightening Cream
  • Mr. Clere Cream
  • Fairlady Skin Lightening Cream
  • Fade Out Cream
  • Top Lemon Plus Cream
  • Clear Touch Cream
  • Crusader Ultra Brand Cream
  • Ultime Skin Lightening Cream
  • Rico Skin Tone Crème
  • Baraka Skin Lightening Cream
  • Peau Claire Crème Eclaircissante
  • Princess Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Immediat Claire Lightening Body Cream


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