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The Kenya Bureau of Standards has approved five new standards to increase the safety and quality of food supplements in the market.

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KEBS CEO, Bernard Nziraini, said the new approved standards would provide a basis for ensuring the quality, cleanliness, and safety of food additives.

Nziraini said the use of food additives in food processing is technically inevitable and an emphasis on safe and efficient use, hence the need to establish quality and safety standards.

It is expected that the standards will be used by stakeholders in the food industry as well as quality assurance departments, industry, and laboratories.

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This is also expected to promote domestic trade and the government’s agenda to increase domestic production for economic growth.

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