The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) on Wednesday officially received the Food Safety Laboratory building from the official contractors, Ambitious Construction Company Limited, working together with consultant, Joadah Consult.
The handover follows completion of the building that houses the Micro-biology laboratory, Chemistry laboratory, Petroleum testing laboratory, the electrical laboratory and the energy meter testing laboratory.
The new state-of-the-art Food Safety laboratory building is spacious and ideal for a wide testing scope in terms of more products and parameters tested at a time. This in turn increases the testing speed, thus, reducing the turnaround time of testing products.
Following the handover, Laboratory staff are expected to shift from the Nakawa office to the UNBS Headquarters in Bweyogerere before the start of the new financial year 2020/2021.
This means that the public will have to bring testing samples to Bweyogerere and not Nakawa, moving forward.
Testing the quality and safety of food, petroleum and electrical products by UNBS, is one of the ways to ensure consumer safety and securing the export market.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards and quality of products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.