BUJUMBURA October 28th (ABP) – The Director General of the Burundi Bureau for Standardization and Quality Control (BBN) Mr. Séverin Sindayikengera indicated, during a lively press conference on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, that the products to be ginger base are not harmful to human health.
That is when reports had been circulating on social media that ginger drinks are all harmful. To deny that information, Mr. Sindayikengera indicated that there is no ginger juice as such but ginger juice because the latter is always mixed with other products.
He said that at the international level, ginger is a food that contains a lot of therapeutic and curative truth, giving the example of tea that is mixed with ginger that relieves pain when blowing the flu.
Moreover, he announced, in our country, the manufacturers of ginger products, do it in an unprofessional way, they do not know how to make the proportion of the ingredients and do not follow even the technological processes even if the finished product will have quality parameters. He further indicated that they will go on the ground on Friday, October 28 to check if all the processing units are up to standard. For those who will be found marginal, they will be closed and withdraw their products from the market on a temporary basis. And to continue to work well according to the standards, they will be trained with the institutions involved such as the CNTA, he said.