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07:44
07:44

Trade Committee Recommends Termination of Chinese Firm from Pre-Export Verification supervision 1 Top story

The Committee conducted a due diligence visit to the company's purported offices in Dubai and India and found that the company did not have a physical presence in those locations. Additionally, the Committee discovered that the Chinese firm does not have offices in Uganda.
09:47
09:47

UNBS Tasks Schools On Procurement of Quality Grains Aflatoxins 1 2

Patricia Bageine Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Standards at UNBS says food quality remains a key issue that needs to be addressed in the education sector if learners are to be safe since most food suppliers are not certified.
08:37
08:37

UNBS Boss in Trouble Over Unauthorised Expenditure of UGX 12.5Bn 2 2 Top story

Charles Musekuura, the Chairperson of the UNBS Board, informed the committee that Ebiru's actions resulted in financial loss for the entity, as he did not seek prior clearance from the Secretary to the Treasury and Parliament.
08:22
08:22

Alebtong Grain Millers Risk Closure for Failing to Meet Standards 4

According to UNBS Senior Public Relations Officer Barbara Kamusiime, millers are expected to register and certify their milling factories, construct a well-established premise for milling, ensure quality packaging of products, and have proper milling machines before they start operating.
10:47
10:47

UNBS Destroys Substandard Goods Worth UGX 3.5B sub standard goods 2 2

The goods were impounded from shops, and factories in Kampala City and during import inspection among other places.
14:13
14:13

Target Farmers, UNBS Advised 4 1

The proposal has been made by grain dealers and millers in Masaka, so the standards body rolls down its operations to farmers other than focusing on the processors who join the food production chain as second and third-party players.
21:08
21:08

UN, Government Want Uniform Standards for Food and Agricultural Products in Africa food safety 3

Speaking at the meeting which will be on until the 13th of September, Dr. Bayo Fatunmbi, the Acting World Health Organisation Representative to Uganda said they recently did an assessment of the food safety situation in the country and generated evidence that they will use to evaluate the gaps that can be filled in the country to be able to match with globally acceptable standards.
11:45
11:45

Small Scale Industries Struggle To Acquire UNBS Certification standards 2 4

Rogers Kakooza, the Director of AVAH Spices Limited in Wakiso district, says that he has operated for four years and is yet to acquire certification from UNBS. He cites the high costs involved in testing and certifying the products compared to his capital.
17:22
17:22

UNBS to Work with Trader Associations in Enforcing Standards 4

UNBS' Patricia Bagaine says they gace a big challenge of people lacking knowledge on calibration of products, standards and weighing scales, and collaboration with private sector will broaden knowledge of standard in the private sector.
18:40
18:40

New Diaper Brands Flood Market amid Mixed Perceptions on Use Mulago Hospital 3

Kitaka says that the most common cause of diaper rash is when a baby's nappy is not changed often as mothers try to save or are busy at work and yet some diapers contain preservative chemicals that some babies are allergic to.
09:49
09:49

Falling Groundnuts Price Frustrates Amuru Farmers 1

Currently, a kilo of unhusked groundnuts is 1,500 Shillings while a kilo of threshed groundnuts ranges between 2,000 to 2,400 Shillings. Yet last year, a kilo of unthreshed groundnuts was bought at 2700 while a kilo or threshed groundnuts was selling at 3,500 shillings.
18:44
18:44

UNBS Equips Gulu Testing Lab, To start Operation Before End of Year 1 4

The multibillion laboratory is one of the three regional laboratories, the others in Mbale and Mbarara cities whose construction is funded by the Danish Embassy through TradeMark East Africa-TMEA. UNBS kicked off the construction of the three regional laboratories last year.
11:34
11:34

UNBS to Strictly Enforce LPG Standards, Bans Cylinder Swapping 1 7 Top story

The LPG standards and the Weights and Measures rules and other Statutory Instruments provide that the name and address of the manufacturer of the goods should be indicated.
08:10
08:10

Maize Millers in Lira Given Three Weeks to Register Their Business 5 1

During the meeting, Ronald Ahimbisibwe, the Principal Certification Officer and Head Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development at UNBS explained they briefed the association leaders early this year on the requirements and they were expected to send the message to their members.
19:23
19:23

MPs Hand Mukamanayamba Official to Police over Misleading Adverts Parliament 7 1

The committee was meeting energy and soft drink producers who were tasked to explain misleading advertisements about the capacity of their products to arouse sexual enhancement, heal diseases like cancer, pressure and diabetes among others.
17:24
17:24

MPs Summon Energy Drink Producers to Explain Safety, Efficacy of their Products advertisement 1 3

In the meeting, several MPs said the different energy drinks producing companies were misleading people with adverts indicating that their products boost sexual stamina and correct erectile dysfunction.
10:09
10:09

UNBS Explains Temperature Gun Inaccuracy, Blames Untrained Users 2

By June, last year, all public places, including private and government offices, shops, hotels, and later churches, among others, were required to have the hand-held thermometers, before being allowed to open their businesses.
09:14
09:14

We Consider Price and Availability to Buy Local or Regional, says WFP

“When the support is in cash and dedicated to purchase of maize or beans, WFP assesses availability and price, and bases on this to buy locally or regionally” says Daloum, WFP Country Representative.
17:54
17:54

UNBS Directs Dealers To Take Sub-standard Iron Bars Off Market 1

“If found, the substandard iron bars will be seized and destroyed with no recourse and charges will be brought against you in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. This warning takes immediate effect,” they statement warns.
12:49
12:49

Luwero Maize Millers Ask UNBS to Extend Deadline for Certification aflotoxins 1 3

UNBS issued an ultimatum of June 30th this year for maize millers and maize flour traders to secure standard certification for their products. Maize millers without standard certification face closure.
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