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EAC Experts develop baking powder standards

  31st October , 2019 ,       Hits: 1782

In line with the East African Community (EAC) principles and procedures for harmonization of standards, the East Africa Standards Committee on Food additives (EASC/TC 005) has developed the Draft East African Standard (DEAS 993: 2019) for Baking powder.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is calling upon the public to comment on the suitability of the draft standard starting 24th October to 23rd  December 2019.

The request letter available on the UNBS website ( guides the public on how and where the comment form should be submitted.

This Draft East African Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for baking powder.

Baking powder shall be:

In addition to the labelling requirements of CODEX STAN 107, the packages shall be legibly and indelibly marked with the following information:

More requirements regarding the ingredients, hygiene, contaminants, weights and measures, are laid out in the draft standard, available on the UNBS website; 👉  (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.