Chibuku Brewing Suspended
By Chikondi Magalasi
Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has suspended one of the plants for Chibuku Products Limited, which is in Lilongwe, due to hygienic concerns.
MBS director general, Davlin Chokazinga, has confirmed the development to the press on Tuesday saying that the bureau has suspended distribution and production of Chibuku shake-shake until hygiene concerns are solved.
“MBS operates product and service certification schemes to ensure that goods or services comply with quality requirements. Unfortunately our inspection at CPL’s Lilongwe plant found that their products are unhygienic and not fit for human consumption,” he said.
Chokazinga added that it’s their duty as a bureau to protect Malawians and will continue with their inspections to clean all unsafe products that are on the market as stipulated by the law.
“It is our mandate to protect the consumers and we have the power to seal off unhygienic places. We are receiving information almost on a daily basis about traders who are selling unfit products to the public. Therefore we would like to make it clear that we are working tirelessly to ensure that all uncertified and unfit products on the local markets are wiped out from the marketplace,” explained Chokazinga.
Chibuku Products Limited officials are yet to comment on the matter.
CPL is a subsidiary of SABMiller which is a South African based multinational company. The company produce and distribute beer in many countries such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and other countries across the continent of Africa.