We do not accept food products with the following additives:

A

  • acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
  • acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • ammonium chloride
  • artificial colors
  • artificial flavors
  • artificial preservatives
  • artificial sweeteners
  • aspartame
  • azodicarbonamide

B

  • benzoates in food
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • bleached flour
  • bromated flour
  • brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

C

  • calcium bromate
  • calcium disodium EDTA
  • calcium peroxide
  • calcium propionate
  • calcium saccharin
  • calcium sorbate
  • calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • caprocaprylobehenin
  • carmine
  • certified colors
  • cyclamates
  • cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products

D

  • DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • dimethylpolysiloxane
  • dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • disodium calcium EDTA
  • disodium dihydrogen EDTA
  • disodium guanylate
  • disodium inosinate

E

  • EDTA
  • ethyl vanillin
  • ethylene oxide
  • ethoxyquin

F

  • FD & C colors
  • foie gras

G

  • GMP (disodium guanylate)

H

  • hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • hydrogenated fats

I

  • IMP (disodium inosinate)

L

  • lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • lead soldered cans

M

  • methyl silicon
  • methylparaben
  • microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)

N

  • natamycin
  • nitrates/nitrites

P

  • partially hydrogenated oil
  • polydextrose
  • potassium benzoate
  • potassium bromate
  • potassium sorbate
  • propionates
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben

S

  • saccharin
  • sodium aluminum sulfate
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium diacetate
  • sodium glutamate
  • sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • sodium propionate
  • sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
  • sorbic acid
  • sucralose
  • sucroglycerides
  • sucrose polyester
  • sulfites (except in wines, meads and ciders)

T

  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • tetrasodium EDTA

V

  • vanillin, when not naturally derived

Cleaning products with the following ingredients are unacceptable:

#

  • 2-Butoxyethanol
  • 4-Acetylpyridine-N-Oxide
  • 4-Formylphenylboronic Acid

A

  • Acid Blue 182
  • Alizarin Cyanine Green F
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzene
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylate

B

  • Benzene (C14-C30) alkylate
  • Benzotriazole
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Blue #1

C

  • C10-14 Alkyl benzene sulfuric acid
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Decyl Phenoxybenzenedisulfonic Acid

D

  • Diethanolamine
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • DMDM Hydantoin

E

  • Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid

F

  • FD&C colors
  • Formaldehyde

H

  • Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine

I

  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isonicotinic Acid-n-Oxide

M

  • Monosodium Phosphate

N

  • Nitromethylidynetrimethanol
  • Nonylphenyl ethoxylate

P

  • Phosphates
  • Phthalates
  • Poly-4-Vinylpyridine-n-Oxide
  • Polymeric Blue Dye
  • Polypropylene terephthalate
  • Propyl Gallate

Q

  • Quaternium-15

S

  • Sodium Chlorite
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfate
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfonate

T

  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tributylphenol polyglycol ether
  • Triclosan
  • Trisodium Phosphate

This list is ever growing as more research on food safety is conducted. However, there are no mandatory government (Kenya) standards for natural or organic label claims on food products. We want to ensure that we stock products that are in line with our standards. The change starts with you. Demand better from suppliers. 

U

  • Urea formaldehyde copolymer

We do not accept personal care products with the following ingredients:

  • 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1(and) 3-Diol

A

  • Acetone
  • Alcloxa
  • Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate
  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • Ammonia
  • Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate

B

  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Benzocaine
  • Benzophenone-3
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Butoxyethanol

C

  • CBD
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Cloflucarban
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Coal tar
  • Copper Disodium EDTA

D

  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Dimethyl phenylbutanol
  • Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate
  • Disodium EDTA
  • DMDM Hydantoin

E

  • EDTA
  • Emu Oil
  • Equine Oil

F

  • Fluorosalan
  • Formaldehyde

H

  • Hexachlorophene
  • Hexylresorcinol
  • Hydroquinone

I

  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Iodine complex with ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate
  • Iodine complex with phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isododecane
  • Isoeicosane

L

  • Lead acetate
  • Lidocaine

M

  • Melanin
  • Methyl Nicotinate
  • Methylbenzethonium chloride
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylene bis-benzotriazoyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Microbeads
  • Myristamide DEA

N

  • Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine

O

  • Oleamide DEA
  • Oxybenzone

P

  • Perfluoroisohexane
  • Perfluorodecalin
  • Phenol
  • Phenylethyl resorcinol
  • Phthalates
  • Picaridin
  • Poloxamer—iodine complex
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Polyimide-1
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate
  • Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoroethyl Peg Phosphate
  • Polypropylene
  • Povidone-iodine
  • PTFE

Q

  • Quaternium 15

S

  • Secondary amyltricresols
  • Sh-oligopeptide-1
  • Silver Citrate
  • Sodium Bisulfite
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium Oxychlorosene
  • Sodium xylene sulfonate
  • Soyamide DEA
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

T

  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate
  • Toluene
  • Tribromsalan
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan
  • Triple dye
  • Trisodium EDTA

U

  • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex

V

  • Vanillyl Butyl Ether

NOTES:

This list is ever growing as more research on skincare is conducted. However, there are no mandatory government (Kenya) standards for natural or organic label claims on body care products. We want to ensure that we stock products that are in line with our standards. The change starts with you. Demand better from suppliers.