Chibuku beer suspended following hygiene concerns – Malawi Bureau of Standards

Brewers of Malawi’s popular opaque beer, Chibuku Products Limited (CPL), has been suspended  from production and distribution of Chibuku Shake-Shake beer for non compliance with hygienie standards, according to Malawi Bureau of Standards.

Chibuku

Chibuku

Chibuku Shake-Shake, local brew

Chibuku Shake-Shake, local brew

The bureau on Tuesday sealed Chibuku’s  Lilongwe plant and will only be opened until the hygienie concerns are addressed

MBS director general Davlin Chokazinga  said: “MBS operates product and service and certification schemes to ensure that goods or services comply with quality requirements.”

He said MSB inspection at CPL’s Lilongwe plant found that their products are “unhygienic and not fit for human consumption.”

Chokazinga said the development should save as a warning to other traders who are not complying with the MS-21, a code of hygienic conditions for food and food processing.

He said the bureau will continue with its periodic inspections to ensure that it cleans all unsafe and unfit products on the market as stipulated by the law.

“It is our mandate to protect the consumers and we have the power seal unhygienic places. We are receiving information almost on daily basis of traders who are selling unfit products to the public.

“We would therefore like to make it clear that we working tirelessly to ensure that all uncertified and unfit products on the local markets are wiped out from the market,” he said.

CPL, a subsidiary of South African’s SABMiller,  is yet  to make a comment.

Corporate Affairs Manager Wiseman Chauluka of Chibuku said the company will issue a statement.

Apart from Malawi, the country’s popular opaque beer is also brewed and sold by Chibuku sister companies- operating under SABMiller- in Ghana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

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9 thoughts on “Chibuku beer suspended following hygiene concerns – Malawi Bureau of Standards”

  1. Mapwevupwevu says:

    The two women in the picture are very beautiful Malawian ladies!

  2. the law maker says:

    inu a MBS mukufunika ku khoti mukayankhe mlandu wa treason,mlandu okonza chiwembu pofuna kupha zidakwa,ohoho!! this is indeed treason case(attempting to kill drunken masters)

  3. beer tester says:

    And of late they’ve stopped printing manufacturing date on the packet in Blantyre. You’re taking us for granted. Don’t you forget there is another brand on the market now. Take care

  4. che jemusi says:

    Apa ndiye mowa sitimwasotu. please yankhani msanga a chibuku mowa timwe ife aaah

  5. Mukumbusho says:

    the chi-Bag on the picture is very old MK 70 that was the price four five years ago, Anyway big up MBS.

  6. zako says:

    Kaletsa nthawi yokolola enafe tikkamwa imakhala ngati msima k1200 beseni tikwanitsa

  7. Che Bamusi says:

    THIS IS GOD MOVE BY MBS AND WE ARE ALSO ASKING CONSUMER ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI (CAMA) TO INTERVINE ON CHIBUKU BEER PRICE.THE PACKETS ARE WRITTEN RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE IS K240.00 BUT WE ARE BUYING IT AT K250.00 IN TARVENS. ISN’T THIS DAY LIGHT ROBBERY? WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN K230.00, THEY WERE SELLING IT AT K240.00. WHAT IS THE RATIONALE BEHIND THIS?

  8. KUKHALA says:

    GOOD MOVE IF NOT OUT OF REVENGE SINCE MALAWIANS ARE FOND OF PULLING DOWN EACH OTHER . MALAWIANS NEED MARKET FOOD SUPPLIES WHICH COMPLY WITH LOCAL AND INTERNAL FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE STANDARDS. I AM ALSO SHOCK TO NOTE SUCH AN INTERNATIONAL IS FAILING TO COMPLY . WHAT COULD BE THE SITUATION WITH TRADITIONAL SMALL FIRMS

  9. Bob Chiswe says:

    Malawi Bureau of Standards must be congratulated for not compromising on standards. Chibuku Products is a rich company which might have attempted to bribe the MBS officials but it did not work. This is the spirit which should spread through Malawi

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