RC tells factories to observe standards

RUKWA: RUKWA Region’s crop processors have been told to maintain the standards of their products to conquer domestic and regional markets.

The Regional Commissioner, Mr Makongoro Nyerere, said recently that though goods belong to processors, it is the government’s responsibility to ensure quality, safety and standards are maintained.

“The government via TBS will ensure that the necessary guidelines relating to the quality and safety of the products are available to ensure products that do not meet the required standards are removed from the market,” Mr Nyerere said when opening two-day training for processors organised by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in the western zone.

To implement the standards TBS has continued to provide education to the stakeholders in various areas of health, quality and safety in the entire manufacturers’ value chain across the country.

Acting Sumbawanga Municipal Director Mr Thadeo Mahanga urged crop processors to ensure that they also fortify maize products by adding several micro-nutrients.

A facilitator from TBS Western Zone Mr Soud Mwansala said such training will be sustainable to them in achieving the goal of industrialising Tanzania, especially when the country is in the medium economy.

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