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07:55
07:55

UNBS Names Companies with Fake Sanitizers hand sanitizers 1

The standards body said in a notice on Thursday evening that the public should not buy particular companies’ products. It said, “this is aimed at protecting consumers from buying sanitizers that do not comply with standards and harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.”
12:32
12:32

UNBS Impounds Over 200 Weighing Scales in Njeru traders 4 1

Ignatius Tumwebaze, an Inspector with UNBS, says they received numerous complaints from public from the just concluded festive season that most of the weighing scales dont measure up.
15:16
15:16

UNBS Stops 16M Substandard Products from Entering Uganda 2

According to Manyindo, UNBS automated its imports clearance processes to facilitate faster clearance of goods, which has improved the turnaround time from 11 to five days.
13:14
13:14

50% of Seeds on Uganda Market are Counterfeit- Us Ambassador dr ben manyindo 2 1

Dr. Ben Manyindo, the Executive Director Uganda National Bureau of Statistics, said the e-verification system is one of the measures put in place to reduce counterfeit seeds on the market.
18:46
18:46

UNBS Lacks Capacity to Manage Vehicle Inspection Equipment 2 1

Uganda National Bureau of Standards UNBS lacks the capacity to calibrate the mandatory vehicle inspection equipment that was brought into the country by a private contractor, URN has learnt.
13:09
13:09

Trade Ministry Takes Counterfeits War to Consumers 1 4

Under the campaign, the Ministry and UNBS intend to stage roadside shows and debates to educate consumers on counterfeits. Nakakande is optimistic that the intervention will implore consumers to look beyond the manufacturing and expiry dates on the products and also look at other details such as the ingredients and certification among others.
07:24
07:24

Blue Wave Beverages Seeks UGX 8B Over Closure attorney general

Blue Wave is seeking Shillings 8 billion in damages as a result of the loss of goodwill and public confidence in their products.
16:10
16:10

Blue Wave Beverages Company Closed over Quality Mess 5 1

The decision came after a whistle blower petitioned Parliaments Equal Opportunities Committee, presenting before them a carton of bottled Blue Wave mineral water bottles with visible black particles. The whistle blower asked the committee to probe the company.
18:39
18:39

UNBS Seeks Independent Court To Handle Counterfeit Cases 3

David Livingstone Ebiru, Deputy Executive Director UNBS told MPs on the Trade and Tourism committee today that the bureau faces challenges in prosecution of cases of suspects implicated in importing and selling counterfeit goods in the general courts.
15:09
15:09

Experts Voice Concern Over Rampant Intake of Food Supplements

Medical experts in Uganda have voiced their concern as patients continue to rely on food supplements to cure different ailments.
12:27
12:27

Agro Inputs To Be Subjected To Pre-verification dr ben manyindo 1 2

The officials, while responding to concerns from the business community on the surge in fake fertilisers on the market during a meeting in Kampala on Thursday, say the pre-verification effort is aimed at minimising the risk of unsafe and substandard goods entering Uganda, and protect consumers against dangerous and substandard imported products.
16:50
16:50

UNBS: We are crippled due to lack of staff dr ben manyindo 3

UNBS currently has only 12 employees to certify over 1500 products, 5 inspection officers and requires at least 211 technical staff to strengthen its regional and border inspection offices.
11:54
11:54

3 Arrested for Manufacturing Counterfeits 3 1

The suspects were manufacturing household products like detergents, coffee, spices, body creams, insecticide, and reams of papers. Police also found in their possession, fake certificates implying that they were members of the Uganda manufacturers association –UMA and written agreements between them and different suppliers.
11:04
11:04

UNBS Probes Bottled Water, Holy Salt Products In Masaka mineral water plant 4 2

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is investigating circumstances under which several products including mineral water, holy salt and cosmetics got into Ugandan market. Some of the products being investigated are Banafont Mineral water processed by Banabikira Sisters, in Bwanda nunnery, Holy Salt processed by Gogonya Nuns and several cosmetics.
12:17
12:17

KACITA; PVoC Not Ridding Uganda of Fake Goods. 4

Issa Sekitto, the KACITA spokesperson tells URN in an interview that substandard products were still making it to the Ugandan market because of reduced surveillance by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).
12:59
12:59

Apathy Against Pvoc Declining – UNBS 3

In June 2013, Kampala Traders went on strike, against the program stating that it would lead to an increase in their costs. but today UNBS reveals that at least 1710 conformity certificates had been issued out in the first three months of the program.
15:24
15:24

Trade Standard to Unlock Ugandan Goods on the EAC Market value addition 3

According to Martin Imalingat the Quality Assurance Manager at UNBS the S mark will be a minimum requirement for all products, to help certify the quality of goods and add value to Ugandan products.
13:50
13:50

Shops Closed As Kampala Traders Go On Strike kacita traders

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.
05:35
05:35

UNBS Acquires Radioactive Detection Devices radiation fears 1

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards – UNBS – has acquired devices that can detect and measure the amount of radiation, a move expected to help protect the public from imported goods that could be contaminated with radioactive materials.
13:14
13:14

Fired UNBS Boss Wins Round One

Former Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Executive Director Dr Terry Kahuma has this morning posted his first victory against his former employer in a bid to have his job back.
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