By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is investigating egg-like sweets that are being manufactured, labelled and sold in the country.
Mr. Godwin Bonge Muhwezi the Bureau's Head of Public Relations, in a statement on Tuesday says investigations started after the circulation of reports from some media outlets that fake eggs are being manufactured and sold in the country.
“The products referred to were actually sweets in packages that looked like egg shells but clearly labelled as Funny Toys. Apart from the appearance of the package, the product did not contain any features meant to mislead the public into believing that they are actual eggs,” Mr. Muhwezi noted.
He adds, “Our intervention as UNBS was due to suspected tampering with expiry dates and labels in Chinese language in violation of the standard for labelling pre-packaged foods (US EAS 38: 2014).”
Mr. Muhwezi adds that although UNBS as a statutory body has a mandate to enforce standards to protect the health and safety of consumers and the environment against dangerous substandard products, “we would like to urge any person with information that can help us in our investigations to report to us on our toll free line: 0800133133.”
He also urged the public to always look out for the UNBS Distinctive Mark as quality assurance that a locally manufactured product meets the required standards and report any case of substandard products on the market to the Bureau.