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Beware of meat laced with lethal chemicals

Monday July 15 2019

A steak of meat, dangerous chemicals

A steak of meat. Kenyans are eating meat laced with dangerous chemicals to make it look fresh for longer. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

 DENNIS OKARI
By DENNIS OKARI
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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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