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NOTICE TO MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS, DISTRIBUTORS, CURRY POWDER RETAIL SHOPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON USE AND SALE OF CURRY POWDER;

  25th September , 2017

BE AWARE OF CURRY POWDER ON MARKET NOT MEETING UGANDA STANDARDS;

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) a statutory body charged with responsibility of formulation and promotion of the use of standards; enforcing standards in protection of the public health and safety and the environment against dangerous and substandard products. UNBS together with the Uganda Curry powder Packers and Spice Producers’ Association (UCPSPA) an umbrella for all manufacturers of curry powder in Uganda notifies the general public about fake Curry Power sold on the market that does not to conform to National Standards and is dangerous to your health.

The curry powder that conforms to Uganda standards has the following features;

  1. The taste and odor of the curry powder should be fresh pleasant and It shall not give rancid taste or musty smell.
  2. Curry powder shall be ground to such fineness that all of it passes through a sieve of 300 micron (0.300 mm) and nothing remains on the sieve.
  3. Curry powder shall be free from dirt, fungal growth and insect infestation.
  4. It shall also be free from added colouring, flavouring substances and preservatives other than salt.
  5. Curry powder shall be packed in seal tamper-proof clean and sound tinplate or glass container or paper bags properly lined with water proof paper or moisture proof bags made of a material which does not impart any smell and does not react with the curry powder.
  6. Curry powder for retail trade shall be packed in containers of net mass of 100 g, 250 g, 500 g 1 000 g, pre-packed by the manufacturer or licensed packer of curry powder.

UNBS therefore wishes to inform all importers, manufacturers, traders and the general public that any curry powder that does not meet National Standards shall be seized for destruction and such dealers prosecuted in accordance with UNBS Act. For more information call our Toll Free Line 0800133133

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS