UNBS weekly update 9th to 13th March 2020

Over 30 UNBS staff passed-out after a leadership course at National Leadership Institute

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) staff were passed-out after a month-long Leadership Development training course at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi.

The thirty six (36) staff selected from Market Surveillance, Legal Metrology, Administration and Public Relations departments were passed out on Friday 6th March 2020 at NALI.



Public urged to comment on cultured milk standard

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is calling upon the public to comment on the suitability of the fermented (cultured) milk draft standard, DEAS 1008: 2019 Fermented (cultured) milk — Specification, for implementation.

Developing this standard was prompted by increased trade of fermented (cultured) milk, locally known as ‘bongo’ in Uganda.



UNBS adopts the revised international standard on food safety management

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has transitioned from the US ISO 22000:2005 to the revised ISO 22000:2018 standard Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain.

The aim of its revision was to harmonize the requirements for food safety management on a global level. The global food industry is constantly developing and there is a need for a generic standard to fit the entire food chain from primary production to consumer.



Product and service standards should be part of the new education curriculum

The ongoing debate on whether schools are ready to implement the new education curriculum has given sufficient analytical attention to the implementation process. However, the subject of the content to be taught has been left untouched.

The new curriculum has laudable aims to achieve but real change in education comes with changes in the content that teachers deliver and students learn, and in the instructional methods that teachers use.



Standards are the solution for businesses to survive beyond their fifth birthday

Uganda was recently ranked as the world’s most entrepreneurial country and yet only a few of the businesses that are started survive to see their fifth birthday.

In fact, Ugandans are making beautiful products such as jam, peanut butter, natural skin and hair care products among others that are capable of thriving on both local and international markets.