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Heavy punishment for baking underweight bread

By Carol Kasujja

Added 12th September 2017 05:18 PM

UNBS says some bakeries are baking bread below the stipulated weight by as much as 100g.

Heavy punishment for baking underweight bread

UNBS says some bakeries are baking bread below the stipulated weight by as much as 100g.

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The Uganda National Bureau of Standard(UNBS) has warned all bakers who make underweight bread to cheat customers  to watch out.


The shortage of bread weight is considered a violation that requires imposing of fines of up to sh1m, with possible closure of the bakery.

This comes after a recent survey by UNBS that established that some bread brands were being made below the stipulated weight by as much as 100g.

The survey found that some bakers produce substandard bread, often without adequate labelling and expiry and manufacturing dates.

During the survey, inspectors found out that Ngeye bakery in Matugga and Family loaf in Nateete were packaging underweight bread.

UNBS Principal Public Relations Officer Godwin Muhwezi called upon the public to always report bakers who do not meet standards because poor quality bread is dangerous to consumers.

"We are going to continue with the crackdown on all businesses that do not meet with the required health standards," said Muhwezi.

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