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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has released a list of certified maize milling companies in Uganda.

The companies were certified as part of following an ongoing process to improve milling standards in the country following a ban on maize grain imports from Uganda to Kenya.

UNBS urged all maize flour dealers in Uganda to adhere to the quality standards and seek UNBS certification before delivering their products on the market.

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The updated list has 23 companies, producing 27 brands of certified maize flour and maize grains.

This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard maize flour which could be harmful to their health.

The standards body said it has received applications from over 50 maize flour dealers, who are in the process of certification and the list will be updated periodically.