Uganda National Bureau of Standards has sealed off Frankmart Beverages and Food Processing Company Limited, the manufacturers of ‘Mulondo’ Extract drink in quantities of 350ml, in Bweyogerere Kakajjo.
UNBS received a complaint that the said company (Frankmart Beverages and Food Processing Company Limited) produces a non-carbonated soft drink (Mulondo extract drink) which is not regulated.
During inspection, UNBS discovered that the manufacturing premises did not comply with national standards for production of drinks, the product ‘Mulondo Extract drink’ is not certified by UNBS and the product label is misleading in terms of the company’s physical address.
‘Mulondo Extract Drink’ falls under the Mandatory standards category which states that such a product MUST NOT be put on the market before it is certified by UNBS.
The factory was thus closed and dozens of cartons of ‘Mulondo Extract Drink 350ml’ were seized and handed over to the UNBS CID in Bweyogerere.
UNBS continues to perform its mandate of enforcing standards to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.