From donkey meat, samosas made from dog and cat meat, and now sulphites found in your favourite delicacy, do you trust your meat vendor?
That is a question asked by many now that the government has ordered for investigations into outlets that sell meat which have fallen short of the standards as stipulated by Kebs.
On Thursday Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko shut down six supermarkets’ meat sections after they were found to be adding additives in the meat they sell.
Some of the affected outlets include Muthaiga Fine Meats Limited, Tuskys Buruburu and Tuskys Kenyatta Avenue.
According to Sonko, samples indicated that the meat contained 63,000 milligrams per kilogram of Sodium Metabisulphite preservative, against a required limit of 500 milligrams per kilogram.
Sonko further stated that staff from the six banks will be arraigned next week.
This comes days after a TV expose showing how Nairobi traders dealing with meat have been adding sulphites to meat sold to unsuspecting customers.
The Naivas Supermarket has already suspended the sale of red meat across all its stores countrywide hours after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua ordered the closure of its butchery sections in the county.
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