Kenyans are eating meat laced with dangerous chemicals to make it look fresh for longer, an NTV investigation has revealed, raising questions regarding quality and safety controls within the country’s food chain.
The most preferred chemicals belong to the sulphite family as they not only retard spoilage but also keep meat looking fresh.
However, the NTV investigation reveals, many other undeclared and unregulated preservatives have permeated the industry.
Food experts say sulphites are generally safe if used within recommended limits, but they can cause negative side effects.
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