22nd January , 2021 , Hits: 1528
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has issued an ultimatum of five (5) months, to all maize millers to improve compliance to standards.
This follows routine inspections conducted by the UNBS surveillance team that found many maize millers and distributors operating in unhygienic conditions and without the necessary quality control measures required to ensure quality during the production process which contravenes standards requirements and could result in contamination of the flour and pose a risk to public health.
During this ultimatum period, all maize millers are urged to acquire the relevant Uganda Standards, and necessary training to improve compliance, strictly implement the standards and continuously engage the UNBS offices in different parts of the country to seek technical guidance.
In light of the above, UNBS calls upon all millers of maize flour throughout the country to ensure the following standards requirements;
All millers are therefore urged to adhere to above standards requirements in their production processes in order to guarantee the quality and safety of the milled maize flour on the market.
The UNBS Surveillance team will start the enforcement exercise across the country Effective July 1st and all millers found not complying to the above requirements risk closure and prosecution in courts of law.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) continues to perform its mandate of developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.
For more information please contact;
Principal Public Relations Officer,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Bweyogerere Industrial Park,
Plot 2 - 12, Kyaliwajala Road,
P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda