UNBS seals off Makip (U) Ltd for dealing in substandard products

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has sealed off Makip (U) Limited in Ntenjeru Town Council for manufacturing plastic carrier bags of less than 30 microns contrary to Uganda Standard US 773:2007, Plastic Carrier bags and flat bags – Specification.

The operation follows a tip-off by a concerned citizen.

The UNBS Market Surveillance Team found that there was evidence of burning of plastic carrier bags that were less than 30 microns as a way of concealing the crime.

Non-conforming plastic carrier bags and rolls that were less than 30 microns were found within the factory area contrary to the Uganda Standard US 773: 2007, Plastic carrier bags and flat bags – Specification.

The non-conforming items; 154 unused rolls, 37 finished products (in pieces) in sacks estimated to weigh 100kg each and 1447 bags finished products were seized and the production areas of the factory sealed off.

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards, quality products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.