Mombasa county Health department has assured residents that red meat being sold in the county’s supermarkets is safe for human consumption.
This is after successful inspection of samples which were taken to Nairobi laboratories in 22 July this year.
Mombasa County public health Chief officer Aisha Abubakar said samples were taken from Naivas, Budget, Tuskys and Chandarana supermarkets in Mombasa.
The inspection revealed that the meat sold in those supermarkets is safe and locals can buy and consume.
“However, public health officers will be conducting random continuous checks in all food outlets in the county to ensure food consumed by locals in the county is safe,” she added.
[Mombasa County Chief public health Officer Aisha Abubakar (R) leading an inspection exercise in one of the super,ants in Mombasa.Photo/courtesy.]
Aisha said the inspection has depicted that the meat does not contain additives among them ‘Meta Bisulphite’ that scared residents after a media expose’.
“We have also handed back the meat we confiscated from various supermarkets in the county for inspection so that owners can carry on with their businesses,” she added.
Her sentiments come in the wake of Kenyans losing lives following cancer.
Foods additives are said to have largely contributed to the disease.
The efforts comes after an NTV expose by Dennis Okari that showed how business people used chemicals to preserve meat for longer period in supermarkets and butcheries.
According to the expose’ dangerous chemicals have led to various ailments to innocent Kenyans who consumed the food products without necessarily knowing the dangers.