Banned Products

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.

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE Updated List on the Banned Brands of Dry Cell Batteries From Sale in Kenya

Below is an updated list of banned brands of dry cell batteries. This follows consistent surveillance monitoring of the performance of the brands of dry cell batteries.

  • Bongo (PVC Jacket)
  • Cara
  • Ever Power
  • Every Day
  • Dura Power
  • Duke Cell
  • Durabatt
  • Golden Bell
  • K. Power
  • Swan
  • Long Life
  • Longottie
  • Sonic
  • Lion Brand
  • Eco Energy
  • Ever Top
  • Chimpanzee
  • 777
  • Charm
  • Duraking
  • Dole
  • Mega Power
  • Yarico
  • Pair Dear
  • Double Cat
  • Sogo
  • Golden Power
  • Green Energy
  • Sun Watt
  • Royal
  • Volt Supar
  • Double Lion
  • MW Super Qualiaty
  • Bellcell
  • ST
  • Domex
  • Moon Rabit
  • Hiwatt
  • Brade Power

KEBS Inspection Agencies have been instructed not to inspect the above named brands.
Any imports/manufacture of above dry cell batteries will be destroyed at the importer’s/manufacture’s cost.

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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:

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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 Lotion Containing Hydroquinone

  • Jaribu Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Amira Skin Lightening Lotion
  • A3 Cleartouch Complexion Lotion
  • Fair White Body Clearing Milk
  • Precieux Treatment Beauty Lotion
  • A3 Lemon Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Kiss Lotion
  • Rico Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Sivoclair Lightening Body Lotion
  • Clear Essence Skin Beautyfying Milk
  • Princess Lotion
  • Peau Claire Beauty Body Lotion
  • Clear Touch Lotion
  • Extra Clair Lightening Body Lotion

Skin Lightening Gels Containing Hydroquinone

  • Ultra Clear
  • Topiclear
  • Bodyclear

Soaps Containing Mercury and its Compounds

  • Movate
  • Jaribu
  • Rico
  • Miki
  • Mekako
  • Tura
  • Fair lady
  • Jambo
  • Jaribu
  • Acura
  • Elegance

Skin Lightening Creams Containing Mercury and its Compounds

  • Pimplex Medicated Cream
  • Cream Preparations Containing Hydrogen Peroxide(H2o2)
  • Hot Movate Gel
  • Tenovate
  • Soft And Beautiful Cream
  • Unic Clear Super Cream
  • Peau Claire Gel Plus
  • Peau Claire Cream
  • Sivoclair Cream
  • Ultimate Lady Gel
  • Fair & White Gel Plus
  • First Class Lady Cream
  • Jaribu Beta – Β Cream
  • Soft & Beautiful Gel
  • Skin Balance Gel Wrinkle Remover
  • Betalemon Cream
  • Pimplex Medicated Cream
  • Jolen Cream, Skin Preparations Continting Steroids
  • Amira -C
  • Body Clear Cream Spot Remover
  • Lemonvate Cream, Secret Gel
  • Topifram Cream
  • Dermo -Gel Plus
  • Fashion Fair Gel Plus
  • Action Demovate Cream
  • Topifram Gel Plus
  • Peau Clair Gel Plus
  • Skin Success Cream
  • Body Treat Cream Spot Remover
  • Action Demovate Gel Plus
  • Ultra-Gel Plus
  • Skin Balance Cream Wrinkle Remover
  • New Shirley Medicated Cream
  • Movate Cream, Skin Success Gel
  • Neu Clear Gel
  • Top Gel Plus
  • Tcb Gel Plus
  • Skin Balance Lemon Cream
  • Visible Difference Gel
  • Regge Lemon Gel
  • Age Renewal Cream
  • Fashion Fair Cream
  • Neu Clear Cream Plus
  • Clair & Lovely Gel, Peau Clair Cream
  • Prosone Gel
  • Pro-One Gel Mca

Skin Lightening Creams Containing Hydroquinone

  • Jaribu Cream
  • Tura Skin Toning Cream
  • Madonna Medicated Cream
  • Kiss -Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Zarina Medicated Skin Lightener Cream
  • Lolane Cream, Nadinola Cream
  • Mic Skin Lightener Cream
  • Clere Lemon Cream
  • Butone Cream
  • Miki Beauty Cream
  • Island Beauty Skin Fade Cream
  • Ikb Medicated Cream
  • Care Plus Fairness Cream
  • A3 Skin Lightening Cream, Ambi American Formula
  • Ambi Extra Complexion Cream For Men
  • A3 Tripple Action Cream Pearl Light
  • Fairlady Skin Lightening Cream
  • Clear Touch Cream
  • Rico Skin Tone Crème
  • Mekako Cream
  • Yesako Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Mrembo Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Uno21 Cream
  • Envi Skin Toner, Viva Super Lemon
  • Glotone Complexion Cream
  • Tonight Night Beauty Cream
  • Clere Extra Cream
  • Malaika Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Crusader Skin Toning Cream
  • Malibu Medicated Cream
  • Opiclear Cream, Carekako Medicated Cream
  • Dream Successful
  • Cleartone Skin Toning Cream
  • Cleartone Extra Skin Toning Cream
  • Elegance Skin Lightening Cream
  • Fade Out Cream
  • Crusader Ultra Brand Cream
  • Baraka Skin Lightening Cream
  • Princess Medicated Beauty Cream
  • Amira Cream
  • Rico Complexion Cream
  • Shirley Cream
  • Princess Patra Luxury Complexion Cream
  • Ambi Special Complexion Cream
  • Nindola Cream, Claire Creme
  • Fulani Creme Eclaircissante
  • Binti Jambo Cream
  • Dear Heart With Hydroquinone Cream
  • Nish Medicated Cream
  • Body Clear Cream
  • Symba Creme Skin Lite ‘N’ Smooth
  • Clear Essence Medicated Fade Cream
  • O’nyia Skin Crème
  • Mr. Clere Cream
  • Top Lemon Plus Cream
  • Ultime Skin Lightening Cream
  • Peau Claire Crème Eclaircissante
  • Immediat Claire Lighten