Ten cooking oil products were taken off the market in Kenya due to quality and safety issues.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) said in a letter to the supermarkets and retail stores that the brands had failed standard quality checks.
It demanded that the brands be taken off the stores right away.
However, the standards organization made it clear that the directive was just a temporary suspension until the makers met the required standards for quality.
The identified products shall undergo new verification before being reintroduced to the market, according to Kebs’ letter to the Retail Traders Association of Kenya, an organization made comprised of supermarkets and big-box stores.
The four biggest edible oil producers in Kenya—Bidco Africa, Pwani Oil Products, Kapa Oil Refineries, and Menengai Oil Refineries—manufacture the ten brands listed.
According to industry sources, Kebs and the oil producers will meet on Friday to resolve the problems.