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UNBS to strictly enforce LPG standards, bans cylinder swapping

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has warned the producers of and dealers in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) of an impending crackdown on substandard products following a survey that revealed gross violations of the laws. The 2020 UNBS market survey covered 35 outlets …

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Trade committee wants all energy drinks tested for adulteration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has directed Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS and National Drug Authority-NDA, to test all energy and health drinks to ascertain the levels of adulteration and caffeine. While meeting officials from UNBS, NDA and Uganda Communications Commission-UCC on …

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MPs hand ‘health drink’ makers to Police over misleading adverts

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Trade Tourism and Industries on Friday handed Fazil Wabulembo, a food scientist working with Mukamanayamba Energy Drink to the police for interrogations over misleading adverts. The committee was meeting energy and soft drink producers who were tasked to explain misleading advertisements …

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UNBS closes over 20 maize mills in Gulu city for non compliance

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has closed over 20 maize mills in Gulu city citing non-compliance to the required standards. The affected maize mills are found in Industrial area, Forgod parish, Lacor centre and Kabedopong, all in Bardege-Layibi division. The closure of the maize mills …

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MPs task UNBS, URA to resolve impasse of 2000 cars stuck at the border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament’s Trade committee has tasked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA, to resolve the issue of 2000 cars over the age of 15 years stuck at the country’s borders. Although the cars belonging to Masaka United Motor Dealers Association were …

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UNBS closes 50 maize mills in quality enforcement drive

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has commenced enforcement of quality standards against uncertified maize grain and maize flour. The enforcement started with the closure of more than 50 mills in parts of Luwero and Jinja among others. This follows a year-long quality sensitisation campaign which …

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