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Banned Products

BAN OF EGGS AND EGG DERIVATIVE/RELATED PRODUCTS FROM CHINA AND PROXIMITY TERRITORIES Posted on: 16-06-2010

Following the reports of detection of contamination of eggs with melamine in China, Kenya Bureau of Standards has imposed a ban on the importation of eggs and other eggs related products from China and proximity territories with immediate effect.

The related eggs products will include noodles, mayonnaise, animal feeds and animal feed inputs.

This is in addition to the earlier announcement on the ban on milk and milk related products and strict surveillance on all food and foodstuffs from China and related countries.

This exercise will be in force until the affected products are proved to be free from the contaminants.

BAN OF MILK AND MILK RELATED PRODUCTSFROM CHINA AND PROXIMITY TERRITORIES Posted on: 22-09-2010

Following a global alarm of milk and milk related products and foods from the People’s Republic of China and proximity territories, Kenya Bureau of Standards announces the following measures aimed at protecting the health and safety of Kenyans to take effect immediately: 
All milk and milk related products from China and proximity territories have been banned from entering Kenya until further notice and review.

  • All foodstuffs from China and proximity territories shall undergo 100% inspection in Kenya and the countries of origin before shipping.
  • Foodstuffs and related products already in the Kenyan market outlets from China and proximity territories shall undergo surveillance to establish health and safety for our nationals and visitors.
BAN ON THE IMPORTATION AND SALE OF SUB-STANDARD DRY CELL BATTERIES Posted on: 17-06-2009

A Kenya Bureau of Standards market surveillance team has established that substandard dry cell batteries are still on sale despite earlier Public Notices.
Importers, Retailers and the General Public are notified that the following dry cell battery brands, which have paper casing, are banned from importation or sale in the Republic of Kenya.

1. TIGER HEAD
2. EVERPOWER
3. EVERYDAY
4. DURA POWER
5. DUKE CELL
6. DURABATT
7. GOLDEN BELL
8. K POWER
9. SWAN
10. LONG LIFE
11. LONGOTTE
12.SONIC
13. LION BRAND
14. ECO ENERGY
15. EVER TOP
16. CHIMPANZEE
17. 777
18. CHARM
19. DURAKING
20. DOLE
21. MEGAPOWER
22. YARICO
23. PAIR DEAR
24. DOUBLE CAT
25. SOGO
26.GOLDEN POWER
27.GEEN ENERGY
28. SUNWATT
29. ROYAL
30. VOLTA SUPER
31. DOUBLE LION
32. MW SUPER QUALITY
33. BELL CELL
34. ST
35. DOMEX
36. MOON RABBIT
37. HIWATT
38. BRAVE POWER
It is an offence under the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the laws of Kenya to import, offer for sale or sell the above batteries which have been found not to comply with the approved Kenya Standards. Consumers are advised to look for the Diamond Mark of Quality before making their purchases to ensure the safety of electronic equipment and a worthwhile quality purchase. If you come across these batteries in any retail outlet please report to the nearest Kenya Bureau of Standards office or seek the assistance of any law enforcement agency. Diamond Mark of Quality Symbol of Product Quality Excellence
Banned Cosmetics Posted on: 21-04-2009

The prohibition/ban is aimed at protecting unsuspecting consumers and discourage dumping of these products in the Kenyan Market.Hydroquinone, oxidizing agents and hormonal preparations are used for treating various medical conditions. They are therefore classified as drugs and should be applied only upon the advice and direction of a medical doctor.
All skin care preparations like creams, lotions, gels, soaps, etc containing hydroquinone, steroids and hormonal preparations should be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health for medical use. Their use in cosmetics was prohibited through gazette notices 4310 of 14th August 1998 and 7169 of November 2000.
The Government wishes to state that the following products are registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board to be used as human medicines for various skin conditions:
BETNOVATE
MEDIVEN
DIPROSONE
NERISONE
DERMOVATE
HYDROCORTISONE
0XY 5 AND 0XY 10

These products should only be used on the recommendation of a medical doctor and for such period of time as the doctor may prescribe. They should not be sold in the open market but only in registered pharmacies and chemists. Cosmetic products listed below contain hydroquinone, steroids, mercury and hydrogen peroxide. They have not been registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board as medicines. They therefore, should NOT

 
SKIN LIGHTENING LOTIONS CONTAINING HYDROQUINONE
  • JARIBU SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION
  • AMIRA SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION
  • A3 CLEARTOUCH COMPLEXION LOTION
  • A3 LEMON SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION
  • KISS LOTION
  • RICO SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION
  • PRINCESS LOTION
  • PEAU CLAIRE BEAUTY BODY LOTION
  • CLEAR TOUCH LOTION
  • FAIR & WHITE BODY CLEARING MILK
  • SIVOCLAIR LIGHTENING BODY LOTION
  • EXTRA CLAIR LIGHTENING BODY LOTION
  • PRECIEUX TREATMENT BEAUTY LOTION
  • CLEAR ESSENCE SKIN BEAUTYFYING MILK
SKIN LIGHTENING GELS CONTAINING HYDROQUINONE
  • ULTRA CLEAR
  • TOPICLEAR
  • BODY CLEAR
 
SOAPS CONTAINING MERCURY AND ITS COMPOUNDS
  • MOVATE
  • MEKAKO
  • JARIBU
  • TURA
  • ACURA
  • RICO
  • FAIR LADY
  • ELEGANCE
  • MIKI
  • JAMBO
SKIN LIGHTENING CREAMS CONTAINING MERCURY AND ITS COMPOUNDS
  • PIMPLEX MEDICATED CREAM
  • NEW SHIRLEY MEDICATED CREAM
  • CREAM PREPARATIONS CONTAINING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE(H2O2)
  • JOLEN CREAM, SKIN PREPARATIONS CONTINTING STEROIDS
  • MOVATE CREAM, SKIN SUCCESS GEL
  • HOT MOVATE GEL
  • AMIRA -C
  • NEU CLEAR GEL
  • TENOVATE
  • BODY CLEAR CREAM SPOT REMOVER
  • TOP GEL PLUS
  • SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL CREAM
  • LEMONVATE CREAM, SECRET GEL
  • TCB GEL PLUS
  • UNIC CLEAR SUPER CREAM
  • TOPIFRAM CREAM
  • SKIN BALANCE LEMON CREAM
  • PEAU CLAIRE GEL PLUS
  • DARK & LOVELY GEL
  • DERMO -GEL PLUS
  • PEAU CLAIRE CREAM
  • FASHION FAIR GEL PLUS
  • HOT PROSONE GEL
  • VISIBLE DIFFERENCE GEL
  • SIVOCLAIR CREAM
  • ACTION DEMOVATE CREAM
  • REGGE LEMON GEL
  • ULTIMATE LADY GEL
  • TOPIFRAM GEL PLUS
  • AGE RENEWAL CREAM
  • FAIR & WHITE GEL PLUS
  • PEAU CLAIR GEL PLUS
  • FASHION FAIR CREAM
  • FIRST CLASS LADY CREAM
  • SKIN SUCCESS CREAM
  • NEU CLEAR CREAM PLUS
  • JARIBU BETA - β CREAM
  • BODY TREAT CREAM SPOT REMOVER
  • CLAIR & LOVELY GEL, PEAU CLAIR CREAM
  • SOFT & BEAUTIFUL GEL
  • ACTION DEMOVATE GEL PLUS
  • PROSONE GEL
  • SKIN BALANCE GEL WRINKLE REMOVER
  • ULTRA-GEL PLUS
  • PRO-ONE GEL MCA
  • BETALEMON CREAM
  • SKIN BALANCE CREAM WRINKLE REMOVER
  • DARK & LOVELY CREAM
SKIN LIGHTENING CREAMS CONTAINING HYDROQUINONE
  • JARIBU CREAM
  • MEKAKO CREAM
  • AMIRA CREAM
  • TURA SKIN TONING CREAM
  • YESAKO MEDICATED BEAUTY CREAM
  • RICO COMPLEXION CREAM
  • MADONNA MEDICATED CREAM
  • MREMBO MEDICATED BEAUTY CREAM
  • SHIRLEY CREAM
  • KISS -MEDICATED BEAUTY CREAM
  • UNO21 CREAM
  • PRINCESS PATRA LUXURY COMPLEXION CREAM
  • ZARINA MEDICATED SKIN LIGHTENER CREAM
  • ENVI SKIN TONER, VIVA SUPER LEMON
  • AMBI SPECIAL COMPLEXION CREAM
  • LOLANE CREAM, NADINOLA CREAM
  • GLOTONE COMPLEXION CREAM
  • NINDOLA CREAM, CLAIRE CREME
  • MIC SKIN LIGHTENER CREAM
  • TONIGHT NIGHT BEAUTY CREAM
  • FULANI CREME ECLAIRCISSANTE
  • CLERE LEMON CREAM
  • CLERE EXTRA CREAM
  • BINTI JAMBO CREAM
  • BUTONE CREAM
  • MALAIKA MEDICATED BEAUTY CREAM
  • DEAR HEART WITH HYDROQUINONE CREAM
  • MIKI BEAUTY CREAM
  • CRUSADER SKIN TONING CREAM
  • NISH MEDICATED CREAM
  • ISLAND BEAUTY SKIN FADE CREAM
  • MALIBU MEDICATED CREAM
  • PALMER'S SKIN SUCCESS FADE CREAM
  • CARE PLUS FAIRNESS CREAM
  • OPICLEAR CREAM, CAREKAKO MEDICATED CREAM
  • BODY CLEAR CREAM
  • A3 SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM, AMBI AMERICAN FORMULA
  • DREAM SUCCESSFUL
  • SYMBA CREME SKIN LITE 'N' SMOOTH
  • Ikb MEDICATED CREAM
  • CLEARTONE SKIN TONING CREAM
  • CLEAR ESSENCE MEDICATED FADE CREAM
  • AMBI EXTRA COMPLEXION CREAM FOR MEN
  • CLEARTONE EXTRA SKIN TONING CREAM
  • O'NYIA SKIN CRÈME
  • A3 TRIPPLE ACTION CREAM PEARL LIGHT
  • ELEGANCE SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM
  • MR. CLERE CREAM
  • FAIRLADY SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM
  • FADE OUT CREAM
  • TOP LEMON PLUS CREAM
  • CLEAR TOUCH CREAM
  • CRUSADER ULTRA BRAND CREAM
  • ULTIME SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM
  • RICO SKIN TONE CRÈME
  • BARAKA SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM
  • PEAU CLAIRE CRÈME ECLAIRCISSANTE
  • PRINCESS MEDICATED BEAUTY CREAM
  • IMMEDIAT CLAIRE LIGHTENING BODY CREAM
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