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8 February 2008

Uganda Government Gazette dated 2008-02-08 number 8

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                  CONTENTS                            Page                 FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards                                    (JECFA) and found acceptable for use in foods, which
   Act—Notices       ...        ...    ...      ... 49-59                  arc permitted for use in accordance with this standard.
The Mining Act—Notices          ...    ...      ...      60                This Standard sets forth the conditions under which
The Advocates Act—Notices ...          ...      ...      60                permitted food additives may be used in all foods. The
The Companies Act—Notice ...           ...      ...      60                provisions for food additives in this standard supersede
The Trademarks Act—Registration of Applications      61 -64                those of individual products standards where they hav'
Advertisements        ...      ...      ...     ... 64-68
                                                                           been issued and are in conflict.
Statutory Instruments
                                                                           This Standard defines food categories or individual food
No. 6—The Stamps (Exemption from Stamp Duty)
     (Increase of Share Capital of Bujagali Energy Limited)                items where the use of food additives is not allowed or is
     Instrument. 2008.                                                     restricted. (This Uganda Standard cancels and replaces
No. 7—The Capital Markets Authority (Prospectus                            US 45: 2004).
     Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008.
                                                                      1.3 Food contaminants
General Notice No. 50 of 2008.
                                                                      3.   US 738:2007, General standard for contaminants
       THE UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF                                       and toxins in foods
               STANDARDS ACT, 1983                                         Scope: This Uganda Standard contains the main
                 (Cap 327, Section 15)                                     principles and procedures which are used and
                        NOTICE                                             recommended by the Codex Alimcntarius in dealing
    NOTICE FOR DECLARATION OF NATIONAL                                     with contaminants and toxins in foods and feeds, and
                     STANDARDS                                             lists the maximum levels of contaminants and natural
It is hereby notified for general information that the National            toxicants in foods and feeds.
Standards Council in exercise of the powers conferred upon
the Council by Section 15 of the Uganda National Bureau of            4.   US ISO 16050:2003, Food stuffs—Determination of
Standards (UNBS) Act (Cap 327) hereby declare that the                     aflatoxins Bl and total content of aflatoxins Bl, B2,
following standards the scopes of which appear hereunder are               G1 and G2 in cereals, nuts, and derived products U
elaborated Uganda National Standards.                                      High performance liquid chromatographic method
                                                                           Scope: This Uganda Standard specifies a reverse-phase
These standards may be viewed (and/or obtained at a fee) at
                                                                           high-performance liquid chromatographic method,
the UNBS head Office. Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,
                                                                           with immunoaffinity column clean-up and post-column
P.O. Box 6329, Kampala, Tel: 0414-222367/505995, 03 1-
                                                                           derivatization, for the determination of aflatoxins in
                                                                           cereals, nuts and derived products. The limit of
Fax: 0414-286123, E-mail: unbsfrhnfocom.co.ug
                                                                           quantification for aflatoxin Bl, and for the sum of
                                                                           aflatoxins Bl, B2, G1 and G2, is 8 pg/kg.
SECTION ONE:                 FOOD      AND     AGRICULTURE
                                                                      1.4 Meat, poultry and products
 LI        Organic agriculture

1.         US E/\S 456:2007, Organic products standard                5.   US 733 :2007, Requirements for handling and
           Scope: This Uganda Standard provides requirements for           transportation of slaughter animals
           organic production. It covers plant production, animal          Scope: This Uganda Standard lays down the
           husbandly, bee-keeping, the collection of wild products,        requirements for handling and transportation of
           and the processing and labelling of the products                animals for the purpose of slaughter.
           therefrom. It does not cover procedures for verification
           such as inspection or certification of products.           6.   US 734:2007, Requirements for the design and
                                                                           operation of abattoirs and slaughterhouses
1.2 Food additives
                                                                           Scope: This Uganda Standard specifies requirements
2.         US 45:2007. General standards for food additives                for the design and operation of abattoirs and slaughter
           (2nd Edition)                                                   houses for domestic animals commonly slaughtered in
           Scope: This Uganda Standard provides a list of food             slaughter houses, that is: cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats,
           additives which have been evaluated by the Joint                deer, horses, pigs, ratites, camelids and poultry.
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