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Over 20 ‘substandard’ weighing scales confiscated in Arua

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has impounded more than 20 substandard weighing scales in a three-day operation in Arua City. The operation was meant to verify the standards of the weighing scales used in shops and butcheries. Most of the impounded weighing scales originated from …

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National calibration food laboratory project to cost UGX 14.9 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Pius Wakabi Kassaja says the construction of the National calibration food laboratory will cost about Uganda shillings 14.9 billion. Calibration is regarded as a process where measurements of a test instrument or equipment …

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UNBS to close fuel stations violating quality measures

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards – UNBS has warned that the next countrywide inspections of fuel stations for quality will lead to the closure of some stations which will be found to have violated standards.  The UNBS has been periodically carrying out inspections and …

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All solar products in Uganda to undergo conformity tests – UNBS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is set to carry out conformity tests all solar equipment in Uganda even after solar standards under review are adopted. The UNBS standards department recently started a review of solar standards but the solar association and standards specialists in …

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Uganda solar sector standards review underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new set of standards for solar equipment has been adopted to protect actors in the solar-sector in Uganda. The standards were adopted from the International Electrotechnical Commission to improve the quality of solar products to have a fair market competition by getting rid of …

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UNBS to start enforcing maize grain and flour standards

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has released standards for the maize industry targeting millers and parkers, and warned processors who have no certification to cease operations. Uganda produces an estimated 2.5 million tons of maize, with exports worth between USD 120 and 150 million …

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UNBS officials remanded over bribe from Mukamanayamba factory

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Two  officials from Uganda National Bureau of Standards  have been remanded over soliciting a bribe of three million shillings from Mukamanayamba Factory, a manufacturer of Mukamanayamba energy drink. The two, Shaka Vitalis an Inspector and  Norman Mwamula Methwellah , a Surveiilance  Officer, all employed …

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Ugandans warned against wrong use of Halal labels

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Bureau of Standards is putting in place measures to control the abuse of halal labels by entities targeting consumers of animal products.   Halal is a dietary standard prescribed in the Qur’an, giving a green light to Muslims that a product has …

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