EMPHASIS ON STANDARDS: UNBS Executive Director Dr. Ben Manyindo

The Uganda national Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has impounded two bales of second hand womens’ undergarments from Goodwish Industries Limited on Kafumbe Mukasa road in Kisenyi parish, Kampala central division.

“We received information from our informant about the importation of prohibited under garments by the company which it later distributes on the Ugandan market,” an official of UNBS told the EagleOnline.

The official said the operation to seize the used panties and brassieres from the company store was conducted by the UNBS market surveillance team and officers from the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID).

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The seized products were taken to UNBS offices for storage, as the standards body unveils a host of stringent measures to lock out overused and poor quality imports due to serious health implications to users, the official said.

The two bales were found to be substandard which is contrary to section 3.1 of the product standard US EAS 356:2004 and the company management has been asked to report to UNBS CID to make a statement in regard to noncompliance of their products with the mandatory standards on used textiles.

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