News and Events

04
Jul
2011

Effects of humidity at our homes

Feature Articles |
By Adam Ziagi

Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. In everyday usage, humidity is commonly referred to as relative humidity, expressed as a percent in weather forecasts and on household.
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02
Jul
2011

Read your labels, Choose Wisely

Feature Articles |
By Mary Meela

Cosmetics are substances which are intended to cleanse, beautify and generally to impart a sense of well being. They may be used to hide facial blemishes, to disguise the graying of hair or merely for decorative purposes. Cosmetics such as deodorants and talcum powders can be used to aid personal hygiene.
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26
Jun
2011

New Website Remarks

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21
Jun
2011

Zanzibar Government to Establish Standards Bureau

News Articles | The government of Zanzibar will soon establish its own standards body that will cater for all importers, exporters and local manufacturers in the Isles. Read More
17
Jun
2011

TBS blocks substandard gas oil consignment

Notices | Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has blocked 5,000 metric tonnes of gas oil (diesel) destined for the local market, for safety reasons.The consignment arrived at the Dar es Salaam Port on 13th June, 2011 from the United Arab Emirates aboard MT. Gulf Jumeirah and the consignee has been identified as Addax Energy SA. Read More
11
Jun
2011

Accreditation: Supporting the work of regulators

Director General's Messages | June 9 every year is World Accreditation Day. The day is celebrated worldwide with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of accreditation to industry, regulators, conformity assessment service providers, users of the accredited services and customers at large. World Accreditation Day (WAD) is a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation… Read More
24
May
2011

Farmers Urged to Embrace Packaging Skills

News Articles | People involved in commercial farming and business have been urged to adhere to packaging standards and skills so as to be able to compete in the local and international markets.
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23
Mar
2011

Food Safety, Quality Vital: Government

News Articles | The government has emphasized the importance of food safety and quality in its efforts to stimulate local markets and exports. Read More
23
Mar
2011

TBS Urged to Discipline Offending Government Bodies

News Articles | The government has directed the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to take action against government institutions which do not comply with set standards in their activities.
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23
Mar
2011

TBS Bans 2-Stroke Motorcycles

Notices | Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has prohibited motorcycles with two stroke engines on environmental concerns, and has recommended 4 stroke ones Read More