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Nuteez peanut butter gets clean bill of health from Kebs

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• In February, Nuteez was declared not fit for human consumption.

Peanut butter being applied on a bread/Victor Imboto
Peanut butter being applied on a bread/Victor Imboto

Nuteez peanut butter has been given a clean bill of health by KeBS.

There were reports that the peanut was contaminated with aflatoxins.

"Suspension of the Standardization Mark permit no. 965 for Peanut Butter branded Nuteez has been lifted," KeBS said.

In a statement on Friday, KeBS said the manufacturer has also addressed the gaps that were identified with regard to control of incoming raw materials.

"We shall continue to monitor the effectiveness of Jetlak Foods Ltd controls for the Peanut Butter product through Market Surveillance, factory inspections and testing," it noted.

In February, Nuteez was declared not fit for human consumption.

In a certificate of analysis, the government chemist said it exceeds the maximum required limit of aflatoxins.

The government ordered all Nuteez peanut butter off the market saying the brand would only be restocked if it is cleared after more tests.