Man unhappy with ‘underweight’ loaf of bread

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Man unhappy with ‘underweight’ loaf of bread
There have been concerns about the weight of loaves of bread on the market

NATIONAL | A local bakery found itself on the public scale of scrutiny over the weight of its a loaf of bread that one hungry client got too angry to stomach and went public about.

The client, going by the name Allan Newton on social media platform, X (formerly Twitter) has complained about Supa Loaf Bakery for selling bread that is less than the stated weight.

Newton revealed that the 1kg bread he purchased actually weighed less than a kilogramme.

“They indicate 1kg but it weighs less than a half even," he said.

"We could eat this as family and remain with some slices, currently on a serious day one can finish it alone. What went wrong? he posted.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) responded to Newton's post, saying they had sent a team to investigate the issue at Supa Loaf.

“A UNBS team was sent to Supa Loaf to ascertain circumstances under which underweight bread was packed and sold,” UNBS said.

UNBS further stated that Supa Loaf management acknowledged to its team about the mishap.

Meanwhile, Supa Loaf has acknowledged the mistake and said they have isolated the batch of bread in question for further investigation and corrective action.

 

“Concerns have been noted and we had already isolated the bread batch which was not meeting the required standards for further investigations and corrective action," the bakery said.

"We shall strive to ensure we continue distributing quality products to the market as per the required standards."

Recently, there have been increasing complaints about underweight bread on the market.

Last year, UNBS senior metrologist, Lawrence Kitimbo, said the bureau would embark on a national crackdown on bakeries that sell products that fall below the required measurements.

“They should be very careful and start working within the regulations that we have on weights because we are about to start operations if we find anybody displaying for sale or transporting any bread that is underweight and does not conform to the quantity displayed on the package, we shall be taking action which is going to be legal,” he said during meeting with manufacturers, importers, and traders of packaged food and non-food products.

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