MBS to start quantity assessment of prepackaged goods

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) says it will start conducting quantity assessment of prepackaged goods as part of the product certification.

According to its statement, the objective of this exercise, which will start from October 1, 2023, is to enhance consumer protection by verifying that packaged goods actually contain the declared quantities as labelled on their packaging.

“This step aims to promote transparency, build trust between consumers and manufacturers and ultimately enhance consumer certification,” reads part of the statement.

It further said the exercise will improve trade facilitation by ensuring that goods manufactured in Malawi are competitive both on local and international markets, by meeting both quality and quantity requirements.

MBS is a statutory organization mandated by Parliament to promote metrology, standardization and quality assurance of commodities.

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