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2017 Xmas and New Year Message to UNBS Stakeholders and Partners
15th December , 2017 : Hits 48
Warm and heartfelt greetings from the UNBS family of quality and standards. We are happy and excited whenever we buy or receive a quality product or service in the right quantity and in time. Behind that product or service, there is a team of men and women who have made quality and standards their commitment in branding their business. We congratulate the proprietors of such business in Uganda. Without standards the world would be a sea of confusion and difficult to live in. Can you imagine the accidents and confusion with some traffic keeping left and others on the right?  Have you..

UNBS declares 254 new standards 
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Kampala, 13th December 2017 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has approved and declared a total of 254 standards as national standards, and 76 standards have been recommended to the minister of trade to declare them compulsory standards because they are of safety concerns for the consumers and the environment. Speaking at the press briefing, the Executive Director Dr Ben Manyindo said, “A number of standards being approved are important for BUBU and support top government priorities such as Oil and Gas as well as in the area of Construction procurement, Agro input..

UNBS recognizes companies for quality products and services
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Kampala, 30th November 2017 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has recognised companies for outstanding contribution in ensuring quality products and services on the Ugandan market. The companies were recognised at the UNBS Annual Quality Gala held at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Kampala under the theme: Promoting Ugandan Made Products. The Quality Awards come at a time when Uganda is promoting locally manufactured products under the Buy Uganda, Build Uganda Policy. Under the policy, the UNBS is supporting Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) to ensure that th..

UNBS Quality Awards encourage businesses to improve standards
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Kampala, November 2nd 2017- In an effort to promote quality and encourage local businesses to produce products according to set standards, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has announced the 2017 Quality Awards. The awards to be held on 30th November 2017 will recognise local companies whose products have consistently met standards both at national and international level. Speaking at the press conference to announce the Awards, the UNBS Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo, said: “The Quality Awards will recognise local businesses that have demonstrated compliance to ..

UNBS calls for adoption of international standards on smart cities
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Kampala, 27th October 2017 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called upon urban authorities to adopt international standards on smart cities to provide quality life to their citizens. Speaking at the World Standards Day Celebrations held at Kampala City Authority (KCCA) Mayor’s Grounds, the UNBS Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo said: “Urban authorities should strive for sufficient fresh water, universal access to cleaner energy, the ability to travel efficiently, a sense of safety and security to provide a decent quality of life to their citizens&rdqu..

Standards make cities smarter
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14 October 2017 - Today, as World Standards Day is being celebrated, tribute is payed to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts world wide who develop voluntary technical agreements published as international standards. The focus this year is  sufficient fresh water, access to cleaner energy, the ability to travel efficiently from one point to another and a sense of safety and security. Modern cities are expected to provide these kind of promises in order to stay competitive and provide a decent quality of life to citizens...

Resolutions of the Codex Committee meeting on fresh fruits and vegetables
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Kampala, 6th, October 2017 – The Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) hosted by the Government of Uganda together with the Government of Mexico attracted over 120 delegates from 43 countries. The meeting made progress in advancing standards for aubergines, kiwi fruits, and ware potatoes. The standards for fresh dates and garlic were differed for further review and discussions at the next Codex Committee meeting in Mexico. The meeting also proposed development of new international standards for yams, onions and shallots and berry fruits. The Executive Director, Uga..

Experts meet in Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables
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Kampala, 2nd October 2017 – Experts in food and agriculture sector are meeting in Kampala for a week to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, potatoes and eggplants, kiwi fruits and fresh dates.     The Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) which is hosted by the Government of Uganda together with the Government of Mexico has attracted over 200 delegates from 50 countries. Speaking at the opening session of the meeting, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, said: “Alth..

NOTICE TO MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS, DISTRIBUTORS, CURRY POWDER RETAIL SHOPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON USE AND SALE OF CURRY POWDER;
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BE AWARE OF CURRY POWDER ON MARKET NOT MEETING UGANDA STANDARDS; Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) a statutory body charged with responsibility of formulation and promotion of the use of standards; enforcing standards in protection of the public health and safety and the environment against dangerous and substandard products. UNBS together with the Uganda Curry powder Packers and Spice Producers’ Association (UCPSPA) an umbrella for all manufacturers of curry powder in Uganda notifies the general public about fake Curry Power sold on the market that does not to conform to Nat..

UNBS signs MoU with butchers to Improve quality of meat products
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Kampala, 12th September, 2017 – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kampala Butchers and Traders Association (KABUTA) to improve quality of meat products and ensure compliance to the food safety standards. The signing took place at UNBS Head Office between the UNBS Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo and the KABUTA Chairman, Al Hajji Musa Ssenabulya. Dr. Manyindo said, “The MoU is good opportunity for UNBS to work with established industry association to coordinate the development of standards and codes of practice rel..