Competent National Authority
Date of creation
2020-04-16 10:32 UTC (email@example.com)
Date of publication
2020-04-16 12:02 UTC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Public Health Department
- Advises the National Biosafety Authority during the review of GM applications on safety of food meant for human consumption including food aid and locally produced and marketed, imported and exported food.
- The Agency submits monitoring reports on GMOs released to the environment.
Public Health Department is a regulatory agency that ensures safety
and quality of food meant for human consumption through:
•Safeguarding the health of consumers through food safety and
quality control, surveillance, prevention and control of food
•Management and prevention of food hazards along the value
•Sampling of food for laboratory analysis and/or examination
•Issuance of food import permits and food export
•Food control at ports of entry and exit.
•Inspection of food; and inspection and licensing of food
•Implementation of food safety standards.
Lt. Col Susan Koki Mutua
Department of Public Health
Ministry of Health (MOH)