Unga Wa Dola safe for consumption, says manufacturer

A picture representing Unga wa Dola’s distinct packaging
Kitui Flour Mills Company have refuted claims that its product “Unga wa Dola” contains high levels of aflatoxin, after the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) announced that it had withdrawn some Maize products from the market following surveillance and tests.

In a statement, Kitui Flour Mills refuted the claims saying its product was not affected by the directive as it is “different as per KEBS certifications and barcoding.”

The company maintained that it continues to deliver high-quality products that meet international standards and assured its customers that Unga wa Dola maize flour is safe.

“Kitui Flour Mills produces the “Unga wa DOLA’’ brand, which is totally different as per KEBS certifications and barcoding. We assure all our customers and partners that Unga wa Dola maize meal is not affected by the directive,” the company said in a statement.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards on Wednesday issued a statement that it had suspended from the market 17 maize flour brands and warned manufacturers to ensure their products are removed from supermarkets.