Kenya: Mutua Orders Closure of Naivas Meat Sections in Machakos, Cites Use of Harmful Additives

Nairobi — Machakos County has closed meat sections of Naivas supermarket in a crackdown targeting rogue retailers selling meet contaminated with chemicals posing danger to consumers.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Thursday ordered the closure of the supermarket's meat sections, after samples tested positive for harmful chemicals.

In a statement to newsrooms, the Governor said the samples taken from the retailer's branch at Gateway Mall in Mavoko had 3,286 milligrams of an additive that should not be used in meat.

Following the discovery, the county's health department was directed to work closely with their counterparts in the national government, and ensure all Supermarkets meet the required standards.

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