The Competitiveness Commission for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has reported several flavors of Indomie pasta that are considered unsuitable for human consumption.
The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) reported the tests following an experiment by the Egyptian Food and Security Authority (FSA), which found that the samples contained high levels of aflatoxins and pesticide residues.
Among the flavors that have been reported and even marketed are Indomie’s Chilli, Chicken and Vegetable packs.
At least 733,340 cartons of Indomie have been removed from the Egyptian market so far, although the manufacturer has exported, including to Kenya.
“The Commission, through its Market Inquiry, has found that some of Indomie’s returned products are imported and sold to other Member States of the Common Market. FSA and be careful to use them, “the CCC said.