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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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UNBS translates into Luganda food safety guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has translated into Luganda guidelines that small companies in the food industry are expected to follow to keep food and beverages free from contamination. Smaller companies, majority of which engage in the selling of different food stuffs had for …

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UNBS certifies four more companies to produce face masks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards -UNBS has certified four more companies to produce non-medical face-masks for Ugandans to use inorder control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The companies certified are Amani Health and Beauty Products – SMC Ltd (Kobutungi) located in Bukoto Kampala, Crane …

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Agriculturist calls for development arm to support young businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Agriculture Minister Dr Victoria Ssekitoleko has called for a development arm in key government agencies responsible for skilling SMEs. Speaking during a post-budget e-conference held on Tuesday, Ssekitoleko said Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Revenue …

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UNBS destroys substandard products worth 2.5 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards – UNBS has destroyed 232 metric tonnes of substandard goods worth Shillings 2.5 billion. UNBS says the products that were destroyed today were confiscated from across the country this financial year 2019/2020 during an inspection conducted by the …

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Mbarara varsity scientists fight COVID-19

 World Bank funds effort to produce WHO quality hand sanitisers | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) have started manufacturing hand sanitiser as part of their contribution to the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The hand sanitisers …

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UNBS certifies six companies to manufacture face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has given a green light to six companies to start manufacturing face masks that meet the required standards. The standards body said “this is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection aimed at protecting Ugandans from …

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