The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA announced that they are to undertake a study aimed at exploring mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination. Food fraud and contamination is emerging as another form of counterfeiting or falsification of products posing serious public health threats and loss of billions of dollars globally.
The goods include 80 cartons of cosmetics and 300 pieces of iron sheets. The goods were seized in a week-long operation in various markets within the city following complaints from the users that they dont conform to the UNBS standards.
Almost all shops in downtown Kampala remain closed as traders start their three-day strike. The traders want Government and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to remove the Pre- export Verification Conformity (PVoC). The PVoC programme is meant to guard against counterfeit goods on the local market.