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Honey Standard to improve trade and production of quality products

  31st October , 2019 ,       Hits: 1147

Trade and production of quality honey is set to improve following the revision and development of the draft Standard for Table honey (DEAS 36-1: 2019) Honey — Specification — Part 1.

The East Africa Standards Committee on Apiary and apiary product (EASC/TC 011) developed and revised the Draft East African standards in line with EAC principles and procedures of harmonization of standards.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is calling upon the public to comment on the suitability of the standard. The public is called upon to comment on the draft standard starting 23rd October to 22nd  December 2019.

The request letter available on the UNBS Website (https://unbs.go.ug/alerts.php?src=dsp ) guides on how and where the comment form should be submitted.

The Draft East African Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for honey produced by honeybees for human consumption.

The Honey shall;

More requirements regarding the weights and measures, labelling and sampling are laid out in the draft standard, available on the UNBS website; 👉 https://unbs.go.ug/alerts.php?src=dsp  (at the bottom of the draft standards list).

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards, quality products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.