The suspension order banning Chibuku production and distribution due to hygienic concerns has now been lifted, Malawi Bureau of Standards (MSB) has announced.
MSB banned production and distribution of Chibuku shake shake opaque beer for Lilongwe plant on Wednesday last week following a health inspection exercise that found the SABMiller unit was producing beer unfit for human consumption.
“The MBS wishes to inform the general public that it has uplifted the suspension order on production and distribution of Chibuku Shake Shake opaque beer for Lilongwe plant.
“The lifting of the suspension order follows verification audits conducted by the MBS inspectors on 4th and 5th March, 2016 which found that the company has addressed the hygienic conditions of their factory as required by Malawi Standard 21” reads a statement by Malawi Bureau of Standards.
The opaque beer is brewed in Malawi by Chibuku Products Limited (CPL), a subsidiary of SABMiller. CPL came under fire last year when it emerged that the company was discharging effluent into rivers, an act that was poisoning water for consumption.