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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
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:
quantification for aflatoxin Bl, and for the sum of
aflatoxins Bl, B2, G1 and G2, is 8 pg/kg.
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.