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UNBS' 2018 Xmas And Year Message.

UNBS’ 2018 Xmas And New Year Message.

Warm and heartfelt greetings from the UNBS family- your partner in quality and standards.

As we approach the end of the year, we need to thank the Almighty God for his grace and mercy he has granted UNBS in 2018 despite the many challenges including the loss of our 3 dear staff. To many people, this is the time they have been looking for, a time to re-unite with old friends, a time to travel to the village to catch up with our roots and for the majority, a time to shop and make merry. For Corporates like UNBS, it is a time to reflect on our contribution to the mission of the organization and indeed to the country. It is Christmas season 2018.

From the consumer perspective, there are many players who are positioning themselves to take advantage of the season and make quick money without due consideration to others and more so the consumers health, safety and value for money. What a selfish motive we tend to have at this time of Xmas. It is that time of the year more than any other time, businesses increase their advertising and sales promotion to encourage customers to buy their goods or services.

UNBS would like to sound an alarm and wake up call for extra consumer vigilance while procuring children toys, Xmas lighting, fuel, meats, skin lotions and dyes, discounted items, Xmas hampers, cheap bargains, un-processed drinks and foods among others.

Let us be extra vigilant while we shop, lest we are cheated.

Some consumer tips from Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

  1. Buy UNBS certified locally manufactured products. Get UNBS APP from Google Play store and verify UNBS certified brands.
  2. Shopping for products that are of quality and making comparisons to find the most reasonable prices offered by different business establishments are the ways to go. Buying cheap can be expensive and disastrous to your life or property. Your decision to buy must be informed by reasonable assurance of quality, durability, performance, and usefulness, value for money, alternatives and price of goods or services.
  3. Don’t shop in a rush and become confused.
  4. Avoid buying from hawkers.
  5. For pre-packaged goods, check expiry dates, integrity of the package, and labelling among others
  6. Make use of the UNBS toll free line 0800 133 133 to report substandard goods on the market.

FIVE KEYS TO SAFE FOOD

 

The staff of UNBS have given their best in 2018 and our clients and stakeholders have been supportive in our work of consumer protection, fair trade facilitation and adding value to business growth of  Uganda.

We pledge for better services in 2019.

 

FROM THE UNBS FAMILY, MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019


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CLARIFICATION ON MEDIA REPORTS REGARDING FAKE EGGS ON MARKET.

Kampala, 29th October 2018. As the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), our attention is drawn to the story that appeared on the front page of Sunday Vision of 28th October 2018 under the headline: “Fake eggs hit Kampala Market”. The story contains inaccuracies and misrepresentation of facts particularly on comments attributed to our market surveillance officer. 

The products referred to in the article by our market surveillance team were actually sweets in packages that looked like egg shells but clearly labelled as Funny Toys. Apart from the appearance of the package, the product did not contain any features meant to mislead the public into believing that they are actual eggs.

Our intervention as UNBS was due to suspected tampering with expiry dates and labels in Chinese language in violation of the standard for labelling pre-packaged foods (US EAS 38: 2014).

We have not received complaints or come across cases of fake eggs on the market. However, as a statutory body with a mandate to enforce standards to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against dangerous substandard products, we would like to urge any person with information that can help us in our investigations to report on our toll free line: 0800133133.

Fighting substandard products needs a concerted effort involving UNBS working together with manufacturers, traders, consumers, and other government agencies. We would like to urge the public to always look out for UNBS Distinctive Mark as a quality assurance that a locally manufactured product meets the required standards and to report any cases of substandard products on the market on our tollfree line: 0800133133.


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Rotary Cancer Run 2018

As we continue to rid the market of substandard products, we are joining the #RotaryCancerRun18 this year to run for our nation in the fight against cancer. Join us on Sunday 26th August at Kololo Independence grounds at 7am


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Mugumya Ivan   1 month ago

Kampala, 29th October 2018. As the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), our attention is drawn to the story that appeared on the front page of Sunday Vision of 28th October 2018 under the headline: “Fake eggs hit Kampala Market”. The story contains inaccuracies and misrepresentation of facts particularly on comments attributed to our market surveillance officer. The products referred to in the article by our market surveillance team were actually sweets in packages that looked like egg shells but clearly labelled as Funny Toys. Apart from the appearance of the package, the product did not contain any features meant to mislead the public into believing that they are actual eggs. Our intervention as UNBS was due to suspected tampering with expiry dates and labels in Chinese language in violation of the standard for labelling pre-packaged foods (US EAS 38: 2014). We have not received complaints or come across cases of fake eggs on the market. However, as a statutory body with a mandate to enforce standards to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against dangerous substandard products, we would like to urge any person with information that can help us in our investigations to report on our toll free line: 0800133133. Fighting substandard products needs a concerted effort involving UNBS working together with manufacturers, traders, consumers, and other government agencies. We would like to urge the public to always look out for UNBS Distinctive Mark as a quality assurance that a locally manufactured product meets the required standards and to report any cases of substandard products on the market on our tollfree line: 0800133133.


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Interested Undergraduate University Students who wish to carryout their internship with Uganda National Bureau of Standards can apply Online at   hrm.unbs.go.ug/intern/undergraduate/apply/


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TIBITA ANGELLA JULIET   9 months ago

DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

We are hiring for position of Transport Officer
Interested and eligible persons with the requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications and detailed CV’s with mobile telephone numbers indicated and copies of valid National IDS. You can apply online at: www.unbs.go.ug/jobs/apply   or  email to: jobs@unbs.go.ug

Please visit our website for further details: https://goo.gl/i1nN2m


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Emmanuel   9 months ago

Hello UNBS, can I please know when the internship opportunities are open.


UNBS support

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Henry   10 months ago

Thanks for the forum, it helpful


The UNBS support link

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sharon mwanza   2 years ago

i need to have analytical laboratory testing done for a local herb both in its liquid extract and powdered form. Please guide me to the laboratory that does it conforming to internationally accepted norms. My contact number os 0783274059

Rehema   2 years ago

how can i apply for UNBS LOGINS

Turinawe Hillary   2 years ago

Logins for which account @Rehema

samul ssekabmbe   1 year ago

how do i login. the warid number reffered to me for guidance is not responded to

samul ssekabmbe   1 year ago

account is 1009349272


Buying standards made easy

Standards can be now bought through our online system via webstore. www.webstore.unbs.go.ug


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Mwesigwa Elias   2 years ago

Its a nice Pltform for buying standards

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