Expired and Repackaged Food Products Nabbed in Eldoret
Barely two weeks after Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago nabbed a lorry that was offloading huge quantities of expired fish along Eldoret-Iten road, today Eldoret West OCPD Zacharia Bitok assisted by Uasin Gishu County quantity assurance officer Albert Cheruiyot arrested two directors from the Eldoret Packers Ltd who are alleged to have been selling expired foodstuffs.
Bitok said they got the tip-off from the members of the public about unusual happenings at the factory and ambushed them.
"There is a huge consignment of products that have so far expired between 2011 and 2013. These include baking flour, rice, milking jelly among other products" said Bitok.
The Eldoret West OCPD added that the food handling process inside the company's factory is wanting as many are handled in an unhygienic environment.
On his part, the County quantity assurance officer said his department was also in a routine inspection of products when they discovered that lots of products were expired and being repackaged.
"The County team will sample all the products at the factory tomorrow and take them to the government chemist as well as the public health laboratories for further analysis "added Cheruiyot.health laboratories