Following a cabinet decision on safety of genetically modified foods for human consumption, the Ministry of Health appointed a Taskforce to review matters relating to genetically modified foods and food safety, vide Gazette Notice No. 13607 dated 11th October 2013. In undertaking its mandate and functions, and in line with constitutional obligations, the Taskforce has organized a public hearing that will provide a platform for institutions, interested parties and members of the public to give their views.
Oral and written submissions from any person/s with relevant information on matters relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food Safety are welcome to give their views. This will assist the Taskforce to accomplish its objectives. The public hearing will be held on 25th April 2014 at Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Members of the public and interested institutions are invited to present their views during the public hearing. Individuals and/or institutions shall be held responsible for views expressed in their own presentations. All written presentations and/or submissions, in either soft or hard copies, must include an executive summary of not more than two pages. Submissions should be addressed to:
The Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 30016 - 00100
Taskforce on Review of Matters Relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food Safety
Ministry of Health, Afya House, 4th Floor, Room 417
Submissions can also be sent by email to: