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Gulu city mayor tasks UNBS on substandard products

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu City Mayor Alfred Okwonga has tasked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to enhance the crackdown on substandard foods and drinks. Okwonga pointed out that there are numerous alcoholic and energy drinks, food such as cooking oil, honey, and fortified flour in …

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UNBS opens food safety laboratory in Mbale city

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) on Thursday opened a new food safety laboratory in Mbale city. The laboratory will prioritize consumer health and facilitate speedy testing of Uganda’s food for local markets and export. The laboratory will be the centre where standards of various products …

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UNBS cautions agro processors on quality food standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has cautioned agro-processors in Bunyoro sub-region to adhere to quality food standards. Ronald Ahimbisibwe, the head of small and medium enterprises at UNBS explains that they have embarked on a campaign to ensure that agro-processors meet the required …

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Government bans sale of adulterated liquor in Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has banned the production and sale of locally distilled alcohol in Arua city after it reportedly claimed about 14 lives and left others hospitalized in West Nile. According to the Minister of State for Industry, David Bahati, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the enforcer …

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Minister warns UNBS on harsh enforcement operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Francis Mwebesa has criticized the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, especially the standards police, for using excessive force when conducting operations against substandard products. Mwebesa specifically warned against what he called threatening approaches when conducting operations and said …

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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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