The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has dismissed reports of the existence of artificial eggs on the Ugandan market.
A statement issued this afternoon indicates that the media report on the existence of such eggs contains inaccuracies and misrepresentation of facts particularly on comments attributed to the UNBS market surveillance officer
According to UNBS, the products referred to in the article were sweets in packages that looked like egg shells but clearly labeled as Funny Toys.
UNBS explains that 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.
Godwin Bonge Muhwezi, the Head of Public Relations at UNBS says that UNBS intervention, from which the media report emerged, was due to suspected tampering with expiry dates and labels in Chinese language in violation of the standard for labeling pre-packaged foods.