By Our Reporter
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has dismissed media reports that fake eggs had hit the market in Kampala.
The bureau clarified in a statement today that no such products are on the market, and that the media reports were laced with “inaccuracies and misrepresentation of facts.”
Read the full statement below
The claimed fake eggs according to media reports had been discovered by UNBS Market Surveillance Team, but the bureau says its officers were misquoted by press.
According to Godwin Muhwezi, the UNBS Spokesman, the products referred to in the media were actually sweets in packages that looked like egg shells but clearly labelled as Funny Toys.
“Apart from the appearance of the package, the product did not contain any features meant to mislead the public into believing that they are actual eggs, Muhwezi said.
“Our intervention as UNBS was due to suspected tampering with expiry dates and labels in Chinese language in violation of the standard for labelling pre-packaged foods (US EAS 38: 2014).”
Muhwezi said UNBS has not received any complaints or come across cases of fake eggs on the market.
He however called on the public to continue to be vigilant and to notify the bureau on any fake products on the market.