Kenyan coffee risks losing global appeal on chemicals

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Business Daily | by Gerald Andae

Kenya’s coffee risks losing its top spot in the world market following its rejection in Japan and South Korea due to high levels of chemical contamination.

The chemical levels of Ochratoxin have exceeded the allowable minimum, resulting in rejection at the two countries’ border points.

The coffee, which is highly sought after by roasters for blending with lower quality beans from other parts of the world, has been banned for three years with local stakeholders now…

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