The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified and awarded Mandela Millers with an ISO 22000 certification for its food safety and quality standards.   Patricia Bageine Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director of Standards at UNBS, represented the Executive Director at the award ceremony held at the company’s premises in Busega.

She highlighted that Mandela Millers has implemented comprehensive control measures throughout its processing cycle to ensure that food safety is monitored from start to finish.   This certification is internationally accredited, making Mandela Millers’ food products not only safe for Ugandans but also for consumers worldwide. 

Bageine emphasized that Mandela Millers has minimized food contamination to zero by scrutinizing inputs, equipment, cleanliness, employee competence, and maintaining meticulous records at every stage of production.

She urged companies in the food sector to take responsibility for their processes and ensure the quality of their products, rather than waiting for government intervention.  

Samue Musyoka, the Quality Assurance Manager and Food Safety Team Leader at Mandela Millers, highlighted the significant growth the company has experienced over five years of existence, culminating in the ISO 22000 certification. 

Achieving this certification involved monitoring the entire food processing chain, from raw material reception to storage, production, packaging, and dispatch, to prevent food safety hazards. 

Gerald Ssendawula, the former Minister of Finance, commended Mandela Millers for its achievement and expressed confidence that the company would double its production capacity to meet national and international market demands following the international certification. 

He also noted the significant gap in the supply of quality animal feeds in the country, which Mandela Millers aims to address by manufacturing affordable, high-quality animal feeds for both national and international markets.


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