Parliament Gives UNBS Ultimatum to Withdraw Certification Marks from Harmful Energy Drinks

The Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industries has ordered the Uganda National Bureau of Standards– UNBS to withdraw certification marks from seven locally produced soft drinks. The affected carbonated and non-carbonated energy (soft) drinks include Power Bank, Kabody Coffee, Smart Charger, Akaboozi, Sabarara Extra, Mukama Nayamba, Ntare Saana and Kituzi Juice. Several soft and energy drinks have flooded the market in the recent past with the producers claiming that the drinks have the potential of enhancing physiological functions including sexual potency and vitality. The ultimatum by the parliament…

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