UNBS Weekly Update 27th June to 7th August 2020

UNBS certifies four (4) more companies to produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified four (4) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 6th August 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to forty-nine (49). https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11278


UNBS intensifies fight against illicit alcohol

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has vowed to intensify the fight against alcohol in sachets and packaging less than 200 mls. This follows a complaint from the Uganda Alcohol Industry Association about the continued sale of these alcoholic drinks much as they were banned on the market. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11270


Let’s fight substandard products

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) recently destroyed 232 metric tonnes of substandard goods worth Shs2.5 billion. The products that were destroyed had been confiscated from across the country this financial year 2019/2020 during UNBS regular market inspections.

UNBS carries out routine inspections across the country in fulfilment of their mandate of enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and substandard products. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11280