Uganda’s maize millers vow to comply with UNBS standards

UGANDA – Maize millers and other players along the value chain in Uganda have expressed commitment to comply with the mandatory standards of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). The millers in Lango Sub-region made the pledge during a dialogue with UNBS officials at Lira City Council Hall. This comes after more than 25 maize milling plants in Lira City and Apac Town were closed in the previous week for operating in unhygienic conditions and without certification. “Since we want to be part of the development of this country,…

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UNBS partners with Uganda Muslim Supreme Council to reinforce implementation of Halal standards

UGANDA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), the mother organization and governing body of all Muslims in Uganda, to strengthen the implementation and enforcement of Halal standards in the country. The development is in line with the UNBS mandate of formulating, promoting and enforcing standards for the protection of public health and safety and the environment against harmful and sub-standard products. As stated by Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, the UNBS Executive Director, Halal standards…

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UNBS commences enforcement of maize flour quality standards among maize dealers

UGANDA – Subsequent to the expiry of the grace period extended to the maize millers, processors and dealers in maize, the National Bureau of Standards(UNBS) has commenced nationwide enforcements of maize and maize flour quality standards in the Central and Eastern Regions of the country. Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has been sensitizing and building capacity of maize Millers, processors and dealers in different parts of the country over the last one year to ensure that they obtain UNBS Certification (Q-Mark) before placing them on the market. It had…

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UNBS implores manufacturing companies to execute Management Systems Certification

UGANDA – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has entreated Ugandan companies to implement Management Systems Certification to give their products and services a fair chance of competing locally, regionally and internationally. Management Systems Certification (MSC) is a confirmation from an independent, competent, and accredited agency that the business adheres to the requirements of an internationally recognized quality management system standard. The call was made by the UNBS Deputy Executive Director-Standards, Patricia Ejalu, during an online awareness workshop held to enlighten service providers, manufacturers, industry and all relevant stakeholders about…

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