UNBS weekly update 12th to 23rd August 2019

UNBS maintains ban on cosmetics containing Mercury and Hydroquinone – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) maintains the ban on cosmetics that contain mercury and hydroquinone. Hydroquinone and Mercury are common active ingredient that are found in a number of skin care products. These ingredients are designed specifically to lighten or bleach the skinhttps://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10698

UNBS calls on Kisenyi Maize Millers to improve standards – Maize flour in Uganda is produced all over Uganda with the central region housing the majority of maize flour producers/Millers (38 percent of millers). Speaking at the Stakeholders Meeting with Kisenyi Maize millers, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Head of MSMEs Division, Mr. Ronald Ahimbisibwe, noted that the maize sector is still faced with the challenges of compliance to good manufacturing practices, good hygienic practices and milling from makeshift/temporary structures that have all contributed to production of poor quality maize flour https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10691

UNBS Destroys Substandard Goods worth shs. 300M – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has intensified the fight against substandard products with destruction of goods worth Shs300 million at Luweero Industries in Nakasongola https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10688

UNBS recruits over 100 personnel in FY 2019/20 – Uganda National Bureau of standards (UNBS) has recruited over 100 personnel in the new financial year 2019/2020. The development is aimed at increasing UNBS’ coverage across the country to enhance service delivery blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10680

Increasing product market through UNBS certification – Are you making daddies, banana crisps, cakes, tomato sauce, or any other product in your compound, backyard, garage, small or medium sized business premises? Product certification is here to help you gain access to new markets! https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10694