Health experts fault Malawi’s standards watchdog for green lighting substandard spirit

MALAWI – Malawian health experts have faulted the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) for allowing PressCane Limited (PCL), an ethanol distillery in Malawi, to sell its rectified spirit to the public which, they had previously labelled as substandard. Rectified spirit, also known as neutral spirits, is highly concentrated ethanol that has been purified by means of repeated distillation in a process called rectification. The two health experts – Dr Charles Dzamalala and Dr. YB Mlombe  who are both pathologists and researchers, operating under the banner of Health and Civic Research…

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