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Consumers, traders question UNBS on substandard goods in Elegu

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Consumers and traders operating at Elegu Border Point in Amuru district have asked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to step up market surveillance and crackdown on substandard commodities. They pointed out that the area is witnessing a surge in goods and commodities …

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Small scale industries struggle to acquire UNBS certification

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Low capital and lack of consistency are the major hindrances to small-scale industries in acquiring certification for their products from the Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS. All industries are required to acquire certification from UNBS to ensure that their products conform to standards, gain customer …

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Gov’t agencies, marketers seek solutions to fuel quality violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government agencies and petroleum marketing companies are divided on whether or not to resume the countrywide crackdown on fuel stations that violate standards. These activities were suspended when COVID-19 broke out more than two years ago and movement became more restricted. The crackdown involved checking the …

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UNBS warns of alcoholic content in all Kombucha drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureaus of Standards UNBS has declared that all Kombucha products on the Ugandan market are alcoholic beverages, based on the process they go through. Kombucha beverage is produced by adding certain strains of a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast – SCOBY …

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UNBS, MAAIF partner to tackle aflatoxins in food stuffs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards, UNBS, has allied with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF, along with civil society organizations to fight aflatoxins in the country’s produce, especially grain foods. Aflatoxins are poisonous compounds produced by molds/fungi when they invade not-well-dried foods such …

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UNBS to work with trader associations in enforcing standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards is set to collaborate with local traders’ associations to sensitize traders on understanding substandard products and fighting masqueraders. Patricia Bagaine, the Deputy Executive Director in charge of standards says some of the trader associations they will collaborate with include …

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Standard’s body slowing digital stamps roll out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Igara County East MP, Michael Mawanda, is troubled about the modus operandi of implementing the digital stamps policy by the Uganda Revenue Authority. Digital tax stamps rolled out in November 2019 contain security features and codes to prevent counterfeiting of products and enable to track …

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Clearing agents in Busia decry delayed verification of goods by UNBS

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Clearing agents have complained over the delayed verification of goods by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS at the Busia One-Stop Border Post. According to the clearing agents, the delay by UNBS is pushing them out of business because verification takes more than 24 hours leading …

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