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The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is consulting the public on the release of the standard intended for food contact materials.

The standard is DUS 1659:2017, Materials in contact with food — Requirements for packaging materials.

This standard specifies the general requirements of packaging items for food contact and their subsequent use. The standard covers the following:

  • Plastic Materials
  • Packaging Materials made of Alloys
  • Glass Packaging Materials
  • Ceramic Packaging materials

The standard is open for consultation until May 1, 2017.



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