MBS Lifts Dairibord Suspension, Steers And Debonaires Remain Suspended

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) on Friday lifted the suspension imposed on operations of Dairibord Malawi for failing to comply with hygiene conditions.

MBS said Dairibord has managed to work out on its shortfalls and now its operations are now in line with requirements of the hygiene standard.

“MBS wishes to inform the general public that the suspension which was effected on the operations of Dairibord Malawi due to continuous non compliance to hygienic conditions as stipulated in Malawi Standard Number 21; Food and Food Processing Units – Code Of Hygienic Conditions, has now been lifted,” reads a statement from the bureau.

However, YB’s Restaurant opposite Livingstone Towers in Blantyre, Steers and Debonairs in Blantyre which were suspended together with Dairibord are still suspended.

MBS Information Officer Moses Gwaza said the inspection by MBS officers noted that the three institutions compromised hygiene standards, putting lives of consumers at risk.

“Our inspection team noticed that some hygiene conditions according to MBS are bad hence we have suspended their services until they rectify the problem,” said Gwaza.

He said the suspended companies will resume their operations once they meet minimum hygiene conditions.

Malawi Bureau of Standards is a statutory organization established in 1972 by an Act of Parliament with a mandate of promoting standardization of commodities and of their manufacture, production, processing or treatment and further to provide for matters incidental to or connected with standardization.

Recently, MBS also suspended operations of several food units, supermarkets and hotels including Shire Highland Hotel, Malawi Sun, among others.

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