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Capital Shoppers, Tuskys' bakeries closed over poor hygiene

Filthy Capital Shoppers bakery

Filthy Capital Shoppers bakery

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has closed several bakeries belonging to top supermarkets around Kampala for failure to adhere to basic health standards.

The bakeries include that of Capital Shoppers in Ntinda and Nakawa branches, Tuskys supermarket Ntinda and Nansana branches, and Mega Standard on Burton street. Others are S&S supermarket in Nkumba and Outlet bakery at Freedom City.

In a statement issued by UNBS on Tuesday, the closed bakeries had filthy operating areas that put the lives of the consumers at risk. The standards body posted pictures online showing dirty water, and unwashed utensils used to bake.

In a statement, UNBS said it held a sensitization meeting with the owners of the bakeries last October. It cautioned supermarket owners against poor hygiene and selling of products that are not certified.

Outside Kampala, the agency also closed several bakeries in Mbale, Arua and Masindi. The standards body warned supermarkets to remove expired products from their shelves, ensure foodstuffs are not mixed with detergents or perfumes.

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+2 #1 Amooti Mugi 2020-01-22 00:24
Uganda national bureau of standards has done a noble thing to close such filthy bakeries that have hitherto been putting the lives of Ugandans at risk...bite further and look at the ingredients used in the breads and cakes since some are carcinogens....

Many of us had given up eating bread...we can now resume...
Thank you UNBS...
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-2 #2 Lysol 2020-01-22 01:36
Why involved the UNBS? Health issues should be left to health professionals
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+1 #3 Odongkara 2020-01-22 07:37
I'm one Ugandan who is emotionally waiting for the day that Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) will close hospitals and Health Centers belonging to government around the country for failure to adhere to basic health standards.

Before rushing to close Supermarkets, bakeries and any other rubbish, why does the government not look into it's own backyard?

Museveni is a Christian and he quotes alot from the Bible hasn't he and his government not read the verse which says that, "remove the log from your eyes before you remove the speck from your neighbor's eye" The health of Ugandans is more at risk at the hospitals and health centers than at the supermarkets. How many Ugandans go to supermarkets to buy bread compared to those going to hospital/health center?
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+1 #4 Lakwena 2020-01-22 09:53
But where is KCCA and its Department of Public Health?

It is supposed to closely monitor and inspect premises and/or business impromptu, to make sure public hygiene standard is adhered to.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2020-01-22 17:31
Quoting Odongkara:
I'm one Ugandan who is emotionally waiting for the day that Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) will close hospitals and Health Centers belonging to government around the country for failure to adhere to basic health standards. ...


Odongkara, if the Ministry of Health and/or urban authorities are to perform by the letter, e.g. all the Police Stations and Barrack, the Prisons, and Military Barracks would have been closed long time ago.

In other words,, we don't have a country worth a name.

And please, Mr. M7 is not a Christian because; once a hardcore Marxist and a Maoist (nihilist), always a diabolic atheist. M7 quoting the Bible is to hoodwink the naive, uncritical and unsuspecting Ugandans.

Unfortunately even most of our Bishops have fallen into his traps (Hubris) and idolatry.
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0 #6 rubangakene 2020-01-22 22:38
What National Bureau of Standards?

Is this body also concerned with safe building practices, noting that every day a buildings around Kampala are crumbling and killing our citizens. talk about selective, easy jobs.
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