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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Namibia recalls Tiger Brands products as other affected countries follow suite

SOUTH AFRICA – Namibia’s health ministry has instructed local environmental health practitioners to withdraw various KOO canned products, Hugo’s Baked Beans and Helderberg Peas, produced between 1 May 2019 and 5 May 2021, from Namibian shelves. Canned products forming part of this recall cover various KOO canned vegetable products, excluding all KOO canned fruit products, KOO pilchards and KOO products packaged in glass. South African manufacturer Tiger Brands recently issued a recall of some 20 million KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products, as they may have a defective side seam…

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