KAMPALA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has released a list of companies certified to manufacture sanitisers as of April 1, 2020.
UNBS says the move is aimed at protecting consumers from buying hand sanitisers that do not comply with standards and harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.
Saraya Manufacturing Uganda Limited, Geno-Hitech Uganda Limited, Dei Natural Products International Limited, Rene Industries Limited, Premier Distilleries Limited, Kenlon Industries Limited, Hoima Sugar Limited and Akhtabut Investments Limited.
Others include Armour Group Limited, Samaka Consults Uganda Limited, Sanit Hygiene – SMC Limited.
UNBS has asked the public not to buy the 15 brands listed below because they failed the laboratory tests regarding the alcohol content (min 60% min v/v), pH: 6-8 and Bactericidal
efficacy, and are thus not certified by UNBS.
Lovillea Gelly Cologne Hand Sanitizer, Blue++ King Hand Sanitizer, Blue++ King Hand Sanitizer, Yoza Hand Sanitizer; Strawberry,
Alcohol Based Instant Hand Sanitizer
Alcohol Content, Oh So Heavenly Crème Oil
Hand Sanitizer, Steinfect Instant Hand Sanitizer and Roxy Hand Sanitizer.
Others include Serene Instant Hand Sanitizer Mimi Hand Sanitizer Gel, LaFresh Instant Hand Sanitizer, Quick Flash Instant hand sanitizer,
Afro Royal instant hand sanitizer gel, Focus Instant hand sanitizer, Tuku instant hand sanitizer and Cal Stat Plus instant hand sanitizer.
UNBS said all these failed failed the laboratory tests regarding the alcohol content and PH.
UNBS urged the public to report presence of the above 15 brands on the market to enable the enforcement team to put them off the market.
UNBS said it will issue an updated list on a weekly basis.