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Nairobi MCAs Sail through the Food Safety and Fortification Bill

The Nairobi County Assembly has passed a Bill that seeks to provide for production, storage, distribution and consumption of food articles and enabling environment for food safety.

The Bill titled ‘Food Safety and Fortification’ is sponsored by Upper Savannah Ward Representative Stazo Omung’ala who doubles up as the deputy majority whip.

Speaking to Journalists on Thursday at City Hall, Stazo said there are increased cases of food poisoning drawn from different food handlers in the county and the Bill if implemented will regulate the industry.

“The objective of this Act is to strengthen regulatory monitoring for compliance on food safety and fortification under this act; increase demand and consumption of safe and adequately fortified foods,” stated Hon Omung’ala.

He adds that it will also monitor and evaluate food safety and food fortification performance at the industry, market and household levels.

“I thank my colleagues for unanimously supporting and sailing through this motion. We want to provide a framework for resource mobilization, financing and performance management for food safety and fortification,” Stazo said.

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