The Zambia Bureau of Standards ZABS is yet to establish if shops in Eastern Province have stocks of the condemned Lyons peanut butter.
ZABS Provincial Inspector Emmanuel Himwaze has told Breeze News that the bureau will not hesitate to seize the butter if it is found in any shop.
ZABS in Lusaka yesterday seized over 11, 000 by 1 liter containers of Lyons peanut butter from various shops valued at approximately over 357,000 Kwacha.
ZABS Head of Marketing and Public Relations Hazel Zulu said that laboratory test results indicated that the peanut butter failed on one critical parameter known as aflatoxins.
She assured the public that the Bureau will conduct countrywide surveillance inspections and withdraw the product from the market.
Mrs Zulu explained that the product will only be allowed back on the market if the manufacturer is able to demonstrate that the product is compliant with the Zambian Standard, ZS 723 for peanut butter.