The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called on the public to keep away from 15 sanitizer brands said to be below standards.
The UNBS says the said brands not only failed to comply with standards but are also harmful to the users
‘’ they [ the 15 brands] failed the laboratory tests regarding the alcohol content (min 60% min v/v), pH: 6-8 and Bactericidal efficacy’’ a statement from UNBS reads in part.
The blacklisted brands are; Lovillea Gelly Cologne, Blue++ King Hand Sanitizer – Aloe, Blue++ King Hand Sanitizer – Peach, Yoza Hand Sanitizer; Strawberry alcohol-based instant hand sanitizer, Oh So Heavenly Crème Oil, Steinfect Instant Hand Sanitizer, Roxy Hand Sanitizer, and Serene Instant Hand Sanitizer.
Others are; 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.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has released also released a list of companies certified to manufacture sanitizers as of 1st April 2020.
These include; Saraya Manufacturing Uganda Limited, Geno-Hitech Uganda Limited, Dei Natural Products International Limited, Rene Industries Limited
Others are: Premier Distilleries Limited, Kenlon Industries Limited, Hoima Sugar Limited, Akhtabut Investments Limited, Armour Group Limited, Samaka Consults Uganda Limited and Sanit Hygiene – SMC Limited
UNBS urges the public to report presence of the above 15 brands on the market using UNBS toll free line 0800 133 133, to enable the enforcement team to put them off the market.