UNBS speaks on ‘halal’ labelling of meat, pork

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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has spoken out on food labels especially meat and meat products.

This was during a meeting held to discuss the topic of food labeling standards for meat and meat products.

Mr Bashir Byansi said food products shall bear clear labels with complete information as per the labeling requirements.

He said all products shall bear the respective product standard, US EAS 38, Labelling of pre-packaged foods – General requirements , US EAS 803, Nutrition Labelling, US EAS 804 Claims on food, US EAS 805 use of nutrition and health claims.

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There’s a term known as “halal” and UNBS is very mindful of it.

Dr. Safina Namugga Ngobya, the Principal Standards Officer says for instance it’s not allowed to mix pork particles with those of other beef according to the Sharia, Islamic faith law.

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