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Maize grain suppliers struggling to meet standards-UNBS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has withheld 140 metric tonnes of maize grain from suppliers over poor quality. There have been numerous complaints from the public concerns on the quality of cereals with some reportedly containing particles, moulds and aflatoxins among others. …

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We need accountability for COVID funds

It’s time to test the transparency and accountability that this government boasts of and preaches as its principles COMMENT | MICHEAL ABONEKA | First, Parliament approved a supplementary budget of Shs284 billion to fight COVID-19. This was approved under Addendum 2, of the Supplementary Expenditure Schedule No. 2 for Financial …

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UNBS rescinds ban on importation of used clothes, footwear

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has halted the suspension of importation and clearance of used garments and used footwear. The standards body had announced the suspension of the importation of used clothes and used footwear on Tuesday as a precautionary measure to prevent …

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UNBS suspends importation of used clothes, shoes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has suspended the importation of second-hand clothes and shoes in what it says is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In a statement on Tuesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said “used footwear and used textiles that as a precautionary …

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UNBS names companies with fake sanitizers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has named companies that have failed laboratory tests and likely to sell substandard sanitizers. The standards body said in a notice on Thursday evening urged the public not to buy particular companies’ products.  “This is aimed at protecting consumers …

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Gov’t wants court to dismiss suit against junk food

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked court to dismiss a case in which it is accused of failing to protect Ugandans from the influx of junk food. Civil Society Organization Health Equity and Policy Initiative (HEAPI) and Anthony Odur, a Health Rights Activist sued the government …

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UNBS closes City bakeries over poor hygiene

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has closed several bakeries belonging to top supermarkets around Kampala for failure to adhere to health standards. The bakeries include that of Capital Shoppers in Ntinda and Nakawa branches, Tuskys supermarket Ntinda and Nansana branches, and Mega Standard on …

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Steroid misuse more dangerous than Hydroquinone- Specialist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | At the Neonatal Unit of Kawempe National Referral Hospital, a lady who declines to be named sells baby moisturizers and soaps to mothers. But they have one strict instruction; to either carry them in their handbags as they move out or conceal them in …

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Public urged to look out for UNBS quality mark on cosmetics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan public has been urged to be keen on the UNBS quality mark on all beauty products, in order to avoid fake and substandard cosmetics that have infiltrated the market. The distinctive mark is issued as an assurance of conformity to relevant standards. …

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