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)
3. Ever Power
4. Every Day
5. Dura Power
6. Duke Cell
8. Golden Bell
9. K. Power
11. Long Life
14. Lion Brand
15. Eco Energy
16. Ever Top
22. Mega Power
24. Pair Dear
25. Double Cat
27. Golden Power
28. Green Energy
29. Sun Watt
31. Volt Supar
32. Double Lion
33. MW Super Qualiaty
37. Moon Rabit
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:
- 0XY 5 AND 0XY 10
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