A Nairobi Court has summoned six supermarket bosses following evidence of excess preservatives in their red meats.
The six bosses summoned by the court are from Tuskys Supermarket, Naivas Supermarket, and Muthaiga Fine Meat Limited.
In the court order, the supermarket heads have been summoned to appear to answer to charges of contravening the Food, Drugs, and Chemical Act 2002.
Other charges leveled against them will be endangering human lives, selling of meat in a manner to mislead buyers and engaging in business contrary to the business license.
A crackdown on meat sections in supermarkets and other meat supplies came up thanks to an expose by NTV dubbed Red Alert.
In the two-part series, some of the samples collected were found to contain a preservative above the normal 500 grams required.
Some of the effects the preservative includes allergic reactions and eventually cause death if used in large amounts.
Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua took the first step in closing down a Naivas branch in Machakos County after a sample collected from the supermarket tested positive for the preservative.
A swift call was made to the National Government to inspect other outlets to cub the trend that is endangering the lives of innocent Kenyans.
Health CS Sicily Kariuki called on officials from his docket to embark on a drive to flush out supplies and sellers of contaminated meat in the seat.
Naivas Supermarket on the hand closed down all red meat sections in its outlets as they conducted an independent lab test on its supplies.\
They promised to follow up with all supplies and take legal action if one is found guilty of the vice.