This is to bring to the attention of the Public, Importers and Users of Methanol of two new standards for Methanol which have been approved by the National Standards Council.
The Standards are:-
- KS 2582-1: 2014. Kenya Standard on Safety of Chemical Products - Code of Practice Part 1 Safety of Methanol: First Edition.
- KS 2583:2014 Kenya Standard - Denatonium Benzoate in Alcohols Test Method: First Edition.
Clause 4.1.7 of the Kenya Standard KS 2582-1 Code of Practice Part I for the Safety of Methanol requires All grades of Methanol except those meant for Laboratory use to be denatured with Denatonium Benzoate to prevent oral intake by vulnerable consumers as detailed in KS 2582-1:2014.
All Stakeholders of Methanol are therefore expected to acquire the new standards and implement the requirement alongside the other specifications with immediate effect.