The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has closed off Boss Beverages International Limited in Kireka, makers of Beckam Gin for packing Waragi in bottles less than 200 mls and illegally fixing the UNBS Distinctive Mark on their products without license.
Over 573 cartoons of 200mls bottles of Beckam Gin were found at the premises of Boss Beverages and seized because the bottles did not have an authentic UNBS Distinctive Mark, batch number and production date.
The Company had also purchased packaging cartons with an illegally affixed UNBS Distinctive mark yet their certification permit was expired.
In a similar incident last weekend, UNBS intercepted a truck registration number UAG 838X, carrying Beckham Gin alcohol packed in 100mls bottles Enroute Mbale from Bulambuli with no UNBS Distinctive mark, batch number, and production date.
The UNBS Act prohibits the sale and distribution of substandard products. If found guilty offenders are liable to a fine of not less than 1000 currency points (Shs20 million) or a jail term of not less than three years or both.
Boss Beverages International Limited Directors have now been summoned to the UNBS CID offices for further investigations and subsequent prosecution.