The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is conducting the first round of the Inter-Laboratory Comparison program (ILC).
Participating in the Inter-Laboratory Comparison program is of great importance to laboratories because;
- It shows competence of laboratories, attracting national, regional and international recognition
- It ensures quality control of manufactured goods along the supply chain.
- Reduces technical barriers to trade by building confidence and trust in the supplier’s certificates where goods have to go through destination lab tests
- It ensures risk assessment & management
- It facilitates investigations through a faster customer complaints and disputes handling process
During this process, testing results of different participating laboratories are compared to ensure accuracy.
During a stakeholder engagement meeting with laboratory owners recently, the UNBS Deputy ED in charge of Standards, Ms. Patricia Bageine Ejalu revealed that the First round of the Inter-Laboratory Comparison program is FREE OF CHARGE.
UNBS thus, encourages potential organizations/laboratories to take part, by submitting a fully filled application form available on the UNBS website to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th August 2020.
For laboratories to qualify, their operations should be meeting the relevant national & international standards.
To consumers; ILC aids better, safe and quality products for consumption since product testing results are from credible laboratories.
The first round of ILC program will involve 9 matrices; Drinking Water, Non-Carbonated Soft Drinks, Coffee, UHT Milk, Cereal Flour, Cosmetics, Steel, Cement and Electrical cables; majorly focusing on key safety parameters that have an impact on health and safety of the consumers.
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.
For more information please contact;
Principal Public Relations Officer,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Bweyogerere Industrial Park,
Plot 2 – 12, Kyaliwajala Road,
P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda