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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing, promoting, and enforcing standards in the protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.


UNBS certifies thirteen (13) more companies to produce Non-Medical Facemasks
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Kampala, 16th June 2020 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified thirteen (13) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 16th June 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufactures to twenty-three (23). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The updated list of certified companies includes; No. Holding Company Certifi..

UNBS certifies four (4) more companies to produce Non-Medical Facemasks
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Kampala, 04 June 2020 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified four (4) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 2nd June 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufactures to ten (10). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The updated list of certified companies includes; No. Holding Company Certified Products ..

UNBS certifies six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks
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Kampala, 29th May 2020 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 29th May 2020. This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The certified companies include; No. Holding Company Certified Products Product Brand Location 1 Lida Packaging Products L..

What constitutes a quality non-medical facemask?
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Compiled by Victoria Namutebi Wamala The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is giving out free non-medical mask standards to aid certification of facemask manufacturers and mass production of non-medical facemasks that meet the national quality standards. This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. During his recent speech, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, said that wearing facemasks is to become mandatory for all Uganda..

Mandatory facemask standards enforcement for importers
28th May , 2020 : Hits
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) wishes to inform all importers that enforcement of the mandatory facemask and respiratory protective devices standards shall be applicable to all shipments with Bill of Lading date 8th June 2020 and thereafter.  Importers are duly advised to communicate this to their suppliers and value chain partners. With the coming into force of a directive making it mandatory for all Ugandans to wear facemasks in public, UNBS released a set of standards for the manufacture of non-medical facemasks.  (1)     Respiratory protectiv..

How Face Mask Manufacturers can get UNBS Certification
28th May , 2020 : Hits
By Joselyn Biira Mwine Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is a huge demand for masks and it is important to ensure that appropriate masks provide adequate protection are swiftly made available to those who need them. UNBS is offering manufacturers free standards for non-medical face masks to support them in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. The applicable standard is US 2552:2020 – Non-Medical Face Masks. To get free copies of this standard, please send an email to george.opiyo@unbs.go.ug or maurice.musuga@unbs.go.ug . In addition, manufacturers are encourag..

UNBS to offer free sanitizer and handwash standards to Ugandan manufacturers
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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has noted an increase in the number of sanitizers and liquid hand wash that are manufactured and sold on the Ugandan market some of which have not undergone any quality testing or certification.  In order to support manufacturers produce quality products, UNBS has agreed to offer the following Uganda Standards free of charge until further notice. 1. US EAS 789: 2013, Instant hand sanitizers — Specification; This Uganda Standard specifies the requirements and methods of test for alcohol based instant hand sanitizers. The stan..

UNBS continues to serve you online amid COVID-19
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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) continues to serve you, in compliance with the directive of the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, to fight COVID-19. To apply for product certification online and track the application progress until you get an electronic permit, use https://cims.unbs.go.ug To buy standards online, use https://webstore.unbs.go.ug Also see detailed procedure here https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11188 For faster clearance of goods during imports clearance, use https://eportal.unbs.go.ug  Clients are..

UNBS to give out Free Non-medical Facemask Standards
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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has issued new standards for Facemasks and is calling upon facemask manufacturers to seek certification of their products to ensure that they meet the National quality standards. UNBS approved three (3) facemask standards (specifications) and five (5) test methods for use, most especially now when the country is battling COVID-19. The three standards (specifications) approved include; Respiratory protective devices – filtering half masks to protect against particles – requirements, testing, and marking. Medical face masks..

[Video] UNBS puts up preventive measures in the wake of COVID-19
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Procedures for purchase of standards during covid-19 pandemic
22nd May , 2020 : Hits
To observe and comply with physical distancing recommended by Ministry of Health during COVID-19 Pandemic, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) clients are advised to use the following procedures for buying standards. 1.         Clients are encouraged to purchase standards online through the UNBS Webstore using the link https://webstore.unbs.go.ug/. This is the preferred method of purchase of standards during this period. 2.         Clients who are not able to purchase standards online can contact the f..

UNBS offering technical assistance, sanitizers’ and disinfectants’ standards free of charge
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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is offering standards of sanitisers and disinfectants FREE OF CHARGE to manufacturers to help in the production of quality and safe products, in the wake of COVID-19. The move is in line with the frequent use of sanitizers, which is one of the measures put forward by government to curb the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.   Ugandan manufacturers can obtain the following standards by submitting a request online through the UNBS website; https://unbs.go.ug ; 1.         US EAS 789: 2013, Instan..

UNBS certifies thirty eight (38) companies to produce sanitizers
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Kampala, 17th April 2020 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified ten thirty eight (38) companies to produce sanitizers as of 17th April 2020. This is aimed at protecting consumers from buying sanitisers that do not comply with standards and are harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The 38 companies are producing 43 brands of sanitizers as listed below; S/N Company Name Brands Location 1 Saraya Manufacturing (U) Ltd Alsoft V Saray..

UNBS staff donate OVER UGX 20M to aid the fight against COVID19
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The staff of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) have donated twenty million eight hundred eighty two thousand shillings (Shs. 20,882,000) to the COVID19 task force initiated by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to aid the fight against Corona Virus in the country. The donation, delivered by UNBS Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo together with UNBS staff representatives on Tuesday, was received by the National COVID-19 taskforce head, Mary Karooro Okurut, together with the chairperson of the COVID-19 fundraising drive, Eng. Emmanuel Katongole and other members of the same, at the ..

UNBS urges maize flour, bean producers and suppliers to embrace certification of their products
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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo has called upon maize and bean suppliers in the country to embrace UNBS certification to ensure quality of their output. According to Dr. Manyindo, lack of qualified and certified players in the supply chain creates a huge gap, which is a big challenge most especially now, when the country is battling the COVID19 pandemic. “If we had qualified, certified suppliers, we wouldn’t be having challenges of delays. All OPM would do is to get a database of certified suppliers from UNBS and award them cont..

How UNBS is testing relief food during COVID-19
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Efforts to contain the coronavirus in Uganda have left many business owners and workers without a meal to eat as a result of lost income and wages due to the temporary closing of business operations. This prompted the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister to begin distribution of relief food for the vulnerable population whose businesses and work places were closed during the lockdown. Government has also called upon organizations and individuals who would like to donate food items to the vulnerable population to channel it through the Office of the Prime Minister. A..

UNBS working tirelessly to ensure quality of COVID-19 relief food
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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) together with officials from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in charge of COVID19 relief food quality checks are working 7 days a week, to ensure that Ugandans get good quality food. UNBS came on board on Easter Sunday and since then, the quality of all COVID19 relief food that comes through the OPM stores in Kinawataka has to first be checked and cleared by UNBS before its sent to the OPM office for distribution to the public. 341.3 metric tonnes of beans and 238.5 metric tonnes of maize flour tested on 15th, 16th and 17th April 2020..