ZABS records increase in standards

THE Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABs) has sold a total of 96 standards to various companies between April and June 2015 for various products. This indicates an increase in the number of standards sold in this period compared to the standard sold between January and March which was 68. ZABS attributed this increase in sells to improved communication with stake holders and an increase in awareness programs that the agency has particularly conducted for Micro Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

A Standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidance or characteristics that can be used to consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purposes. THE Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABs) has sold a total of 96 standards to various companies between April and June 2015 for various products.

This indicates an increase in the number of standards sold in this period compared to the standard sold between January and March which was 68.

ZABS attributed this increase in sells to improved communication with stake holders and an increase in awareness programs that the agency has particularly conducted for Micro Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

In a press statement made available to the Lusaka Star yesterday, ZABS head of marketing and public relations, Hazel Zulu said some of the standards that top the list are fruit flavored drinks, general principals of food hygiene, peanut butter and bottled drinking water.

Mrs. Zulu encouraged local entrepreneurs to partner with ZABs so that they can buy standards to enhance their product quality and promote public health and safety.

“Entrepreneurs should partner with ZABS and buy standards to enhance their quality and promote public health and safety,” she stated.

A Standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidance or characteristics that can be used to consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purposes.

Standards help businesses access new markets and facilitate free and fair global trade. 

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