Malawi Bureau of Standards on Tuesday sealed Chibuku Products Limited’s Lilongwe plant for non compliance with hygienie standards.
MBS director general Davlin Chokazinga in confirmed that the bureau has suspended production and distribution of Chibuku Shake-Shake opaque beer until the hygienie concerns are addressed.
“MBS operates product and service and certification schemes to ensure that goods or services comply with quality requirements. Unfortunately our inspection at CPL’s Lilongwe plant found that their products are unhygienic and not fit for human consumption,” he said.
Chokazinga said the development should save as a warning to other traders who are not complying with the MS-21, a code of hygienic conditions for food and food processing.
He said the bureau will continue with its periodic inspections to ensure that it cleans all unsafe and unfit products on the market as stipulated by the law.
“It is our mandate to protect the consumers and we have the power seal unhygienic places. We are receiving information almost on daily basis of traders who are selling unfit products to the public.
We would therefore like to make it clear that we working tirelessly to ensure that all uncertified and unfit products on the local markets are wiped out from the market,” he said.
When contacted to comment on the sealing of the CPL plant, corporate affairs Manager Wise Chauluka said he was yet to confirm the matter with their Lilongwe office.