UNBS weekly update 14th to 18th October 2019

UNBS seals off Beckam gin manufacturers

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has sealed off Boss Beverages International Limited in Kireka, makers of Beckam Gin for packing Waragi in bottles less than 200 mls and illegally fixing the UNBS Distinctive Mark.

The 573 cartons of 200mls bottles of Beckam Gin found at the premises were seized because the bottles did not have a UNBS Distinctive Mark, batch number and production date. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10867

UNBS efforts recognized at 10th Trade Sector Review

Uganda National Bureau of Standards took part in the Trade, Industry and Cooperatives 10th Annual Sector Review conference held under the theme: Sustainable Industrialization for Job creation and export growth.

During the conference, it was noted that; https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10892

UNBS trains staff, stakeholders in Quality Management

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) with support from the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) has spearheaded a quality management training of its staff and stakeholders.

The training attracted participants from UNBS, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, National Drug Authority and Lake Bounty Ltd, a fish processing company. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10872

UNBS hosts St. Joseph’s Girls S.S.S Nsambya for a study tour

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) hosted St. Joseph’s Girls’ Senior Secondary School in Nsambya for a study tour at the bureau’s testing laboratories.

The UNBS head of Chemistry laboratories, Aziz Mukota says the study tours at the testing laboratories are important in instilling the standardization culture into children at a young age.

https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10889

Get to know the audio/audiovisual works of art standards

On Monday, Uganda joined the rest of the world to mark World Standards Day that is celebrated on 14th October of every year. This day is celebrated as a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

This year’s theme was ‘Video Standards create a global change’, but did you know that audio/audiovisual works of art have standards?  https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10879

Poor quality products create insecurity

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), through a consultative process, manages the development of national standards.

The standards provide specific requirements for materials, manufacturing, testing, packaging and labelling to ensure that products, processes and services are fit for use. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10876