Mega Standard Garden city bakery closed

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Garden City bakery

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has sealed off Mega Standard Supermarket Garden City branch bakery mixers.

The body responsible for enforcing standards to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products, said this was due to poor hygiene.

Last week, UNBS inspected 82 bakeries and found 38 complying to standards while 44 were non complaint, prompting UNBS to seal off their bakery mixers.

These include; Mega Standard Supermarket (Burton Street), Capital Shoppers Supermaket (Ntinda and Nakawa branches), Tuskys supermarket (Ntinda and Nansana branches), S&S Supermarket at Nkumba Close, Outlet bakery at Freedom City,

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Kaduwa supplies, Kasampa bakery at Bugwere market, Tumwebaze bakery at Indian headquarters and Golden bakery in Mbale,

Sofrah bakery in Arua, Vision Bakery in Kiboga, Masindi Masters Bakers and Homeland bakery in Masindi for not complying with standards.

This comes after a sensitization meeting held with supermarket owners on 30th October 2019, where the standards body cautioned supermarket owners against selling uncertified products.

Halaal water manufacturer charged

The Standards court has convicted Jjunju Musa, the proprietor of Halaal Water and Beverages Company for manufacturing for sale, substandard packaged mineral water and using the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Quality mark illegally contrary to the UNBS Act as amended 2013.

Following a joint operation between UNBS and KCCA, Halaal Water and Beverages Company in Old Kampala was found producing packaged mineral water in unhygienic conditions contrary to Uganda Standard US 28:2002, Code of practice for hygiene in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

In addition, the water bottles were found with a UNBS Quality mark yet they are not certified.

As a result, the premises were sealed off and a case opened against Musa.

While the case was ongoing, the manufacturer broke into the sealed premises and tampered with evidence.

He was arrested and produced in court where he was remanded to Luzira prison for further hearing.

Musa was subsequently sentenced to three years imprisonment for contravening the standard and a maximum sentence of seven years for tampering with evidence or pay a fine of up to Shs30 million.

The case was adjourned to today, Wednesday 29th January 2020.

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