Kenyan government issues horti quality label to guarantee food safety

In July 2021, the Agriculture Ministry launched KS1758, a code of practice for the horticulture industry in Kenya which stipulates the hygienic and safety requirements during the production, handling and marketing of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.

The first ever company in the Country to receive the KS1758 was the Belmont Farm of Beyond Fruits Limited from Limuru, Kiambu County after successfully implementing the safety measures from farm to fork.

Principal Secretary, State Department of Livestock in the Ministry of Agriculture Harry Kimtai explained that the standard is an all-round encompassing area of fresh produce namely plant health, food safety, environmental sustainability and worker health, safety and social accountability.


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