UNBS Weekly Update 4th to 8th November 2019

Public warning against suspended peanut butter products from Kenya

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has suspended the importation, sale and distribution of the following peanut butter products from Kenya. Laboratory Tests carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) confirmed high levels of aflatoxin contamination. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10965

Beverage company sealed off for selling uncertified drinking water

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has sealed off Halaal Food and Beverages Limited in Old Kampala for producing and selling uncertified water, contrary to the ‘Use of UNBS Distinctive Mark Regulation, 2018’ and the US EAS 153: 2014, Packaged drinking water Specification. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10968

UNBS intensifies enforcement of compulsory standards

Following a directive to supermarkets to stop selling uncertified products, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has  embarked on the enforcement of compulsory standards in supermarkets. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10974

UNBS, NEMA meet to strengthen collaboration

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) met to enhance collaboration regarding enforcement of the ban on some categories of plastic carrier bags and products. The meeting also discussed the National Environment Act 2019 and the designation of Focal point persons, among others.

UNBS champions fight against Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month, one in eight women is affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. This means that almost everyone knows someone who is/has been affected by this terrible disease. The number of affected women is growing every day, as is the increase in the number of people affected by other cancers. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10960

Safety of toys – what do standards say?

The global toy market saw $80.8 billion in revenue over the past decade (www.statista.com). This industry, while dominated by a few major players, is comprised of numerous companies seeking to produce items oriented towards children. This therefore presents a need for manufacturers to assure the safety of their products. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10957

All you need to know about the Standard for Bushera

Bushera is one of the common traditional fermented beverage originally produced in Southwestern Uganda. Today, the beverage is consumed by all age groups, and is used as both a weaning food and a thirst-quenching drink all over Uganda. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10971