Tanzania Bureau of Standards urges consumers to purchase certified products

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged the public to utilize certified food items as a way to uphold food safety and lower their risk of contracting foodborne illnesses. The TBS Marketing Officer, Rhoda Mayugu, made the comments while engaging with food manufacturers and consumers during the six-day exhibition conducted in Bariadi District, Simiyu Region to commemorate…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards flags off 2022 National Quality Awards

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has formally announced the launch of the National Quality Awards (NQA) competition for the years 2022–2023 as it strives to raise the caliber of domestic goods to match international standards. The competition will be divided into five subcategories including best company of the year, best service of the year, best seller of…

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TradeMark East Africa, Tanzania Bureau of Standards sign deal to facilitate trade

TANZANIA – TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) have inked a US$ 9 billion deal to assist business people in conducting transactions based on standards for simple market entry. Speaking after penning the deal, Monica Hangi, the TMEA Country Representative, stated that the agreement aims to facilitate trade and address issues brought on by non-tariff…

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Tanzania picks up tips on Codex work, food safety standards from Uganda

UGANDA/TANZANIA – Uganda’s National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), which also serves as the CCAFRICA Coordinator, has completed a four-day session of twinning and mentoring on Codex Activities between Tanzania and Uganda. The twinning agreement’s goal is to reinforce member nations’ capacity and effectiveness in managing Codex activities, particularly with regard to chairing electronic working groups and hosting and co-hosting Codex…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards trains stakeholders on metrology science

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has trained staff dealing with production and measurement in industries from four Lake Zone regions in metrology science to help them ensure correct measurements in the products produced. The training conducted in the regions of Kagera, Mwanza, Mara and Shinyanga was under the theme, “Metrology, key for quality control”. Speaking during the…

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Government dispels claims of harmful chemicals used for preserving fish

TANZANIA – The widely reported claim that some people were using chemicals for embalming dead bodies to preserve fish has prompted the Tanzania authorities to take a strong stand, maintaining that all fish products are safe and suitable for human use. Abdallah Ulega, the Deputy Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, made the statement in the August House in response to…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards impounds goods worth US$ 42,891

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in the Central Zone has impounded and destroyed various expired products including food worth more than 100m/- (USD 42,891). TBS Inspector in the Central Zone, Domisiano Rutahala ordered business people to stop selling expired goods because they are detrimental to human health and the country’s economy. “Some products may become toxic and…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards rolls out training for trade, health officers

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has rolled out a training for trade and health officers from Mwanza Region’s local councils in regard to laws, regulations and guidelines for the implementation of the collaboration between TBS and the office of the President –Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG). All local council members in the Mwanza Region are needed…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards certifies over 1000 small scale entrepreneurs

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has revealed that it has over the past five years issued standard mark licenses to 1,000 small scale entrepreneurs in the country, as part of its initiative to develop small industries in Tanzania. Speaking at the Nanenane central zone exhibition grounds in Dodoma, the Bureau’s Marketing Officer, Deborah Haule said that the…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards to construct modern laboratory in Dodoma, Mwanza

TANZANIA – In a bid to bring its services closer to its clients and also increase efficiency in service delivery, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is venturing into the construction of a mega modern laboratory in each of the two cities of Dodoma and Mwanza. The buildings, to be named Viwango House, are aimed at bringing services closer to…

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