Tanzania Bureau of Standards appeals to entrepreneurs to obtain quality mark for products

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s standards watchdog, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), has urged entrepreneurs to acquire the quality standard mark for their products that will enable them to easily penetrate the East African market. The call was made by the TBS Marketing officer Rhoda Mayugu at the just ended 21st Jua kali/Nguvu Kazi (literally meaning manpower) micro, small scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs) exhibitions held in Mwanza, Tanzania. The exhibitions that started on Dec 2, 2021, attracted exhibitors from Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. “Entrepreneurs should acquire TBS quality…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards urges milk processors to bolster quality of products

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards has during a training for milk processors, suppliers and farmers from Kilosa and Mvomero in Morogoro Region, urged the stakeholders to raise the quality of their products to meet the required standards within and outside the country. They were also encouraged to raise the output of milk products to meet the demand for the domestic market as well as the regional markets. “The training to key stakeholders in the milk industry is of paramount importance in imparting skills on how to process high…

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Tanzania sees SADC Quality Awards as vehicle to penetrating intra-African market

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has said the national quality awards competition organized by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is a fundamental initiative that will help the country penetrate the wider African business market. The Minister for Industry and Trade Prof Kitila Mkumbo directed the Ministry of Industry and Trade as well as the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to make sure they take seriously this initiative to benefit the country’s economy. He made the remarks in Dar es Salaam at the launch of the national quality awards…

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TANBASI’s banana liquor suspended over quality concerns

TANZANIA – The government in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania has suspended the production of banana liquor produced by TANBASI Investment in Rombo District for falling below the quality threshold stipulated by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS). The Regional Commissioner, Stephen Kagaigai, revealed this following analytical results carried out by TBS that detected high levels of aseptic acid in the liquor, deeming the product unfit for human consumption. Aseptic acid is an antiseptic solution containing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), boric acid and salicylic acid, which is no longer in use. He said…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards trains grape farmers on required product standards

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has trained over 100 grape growers and processors in Dodoma region on the standards requirements as well as the best grape farming principles. The training which will help the stakeholders to manage grapes in its value chain and increase the crop’s value in the market, was conducted by TBS officials in three areas Dodoma City, Hombolo and Mpunguzi Dodoma. “The training also focused on good processing and hygiene regulations, various grape and grape processing technologies, business registration, packaging as well as product…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards warns traders against tampering with expiry dates on food labels

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has sounded a warning to business operators who tamper with the expiry dates on food labels and threatened to take necessary legal action against them. TBS Central Zone, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Officer, Mr. Deus Deule said they are keeping a close eye as it has come to their attention that some unscrupulous business operators are modifying the expiry date of products whose shelf life has ended. “The substandard goods we destroyed today are those collected during inspection in shops, godowns,…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards sensitizes natives on detection of quality goods

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has carried out a sensitization exercise that has benefited more than 11, 600 people in three districts, on criteria for identifying and buying quality goods. TBS also seized the opportunity to urge business people to register their food premises so as to legalize their operations. Out of 11,636 people reached in the campaign concluded over the weekend 7,536 were primary and secondary schools students from three districts namely Rombo in Kilimanjaro Region, Lushoto in Tanga Region and Hanang in Manyara Region. Aside…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards claims Ceres apple juice might have been bootlegged into country

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has announced that the recalled South African brand, Ceres apple juice might have been smuggled into the country via neighboring countries despite the government’s tight regulatory controls. The regulator said it has dispatched a team of investigators to border posts to establish how the specified batch of the juice produced on June 14-30, 2021 found its way into Tanzania. Seven other countries have banned the beverage from their markets. The juice, produced by SA-based manufacturer Pioneer Foods, was found to have elevated…

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Tanzanian entrepreneurs urged to produce high quality products

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian Regional Commissioner for Lindi has urged the region’s officials to work closely with the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to ensure cashew nut processors produce high quality products that meet the required standards. While flagging off a training on cashew nut processing, the Lindi Regional Commissioner, Zainab Terack said following the training there will an opportunity for TBS officials to visit cashew nut processors in their places, and thus officials from all district councils should provide maximum cooperation to the Bureau officials to make it a…

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TBS equips cassava farmers with skills on plant’s toxin handling

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has equipped cassava farmers in Kilindi District, Tanga Region with skills on how to process and remove toxins on cassava for the safety of consumers. Officials from TBS offered training to farmers and consumers of cassava who produce cassava in large quantities in Kilindi District on the safety and quality of cassava products. The TBS Quality Control Officer, Ashura Kilewela, said among other things cassava farmers and consumers were sensitized on the presence of natural toxins in cassava and how they can…

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