Malawi Bureau of Standards recommends 5 companies to make hand sanitizers

Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has recommended products from five manufacturing companies to supply hand sanitisers aimed at enhancing hygiene amidst coronvirus pandemic.

In a statement on Friday signed by MBS Director General Symon Mandala the five companies are Ethanol Company Limited, KenChem, Kadora Enterprises, Purity Sanitary Products Company Limited and Charma Chemicals and Distributors.

Local companies will be producing hand sanitizers

“MBS noted influx of various types of hand sanitizers on the market and because of this we held a meeting with stakeholders under technical committee responsible for the development of standards for the disinfectants, antiseptics and bleaches to draft Malawi standards for the products.

“Following the meeting, manufacturers have been voluntarily bringing samples of hand sanitisers for testing to check conformity with standards.  Reaching this far, we have recommended safe hands, Handshield, Protecto, Purity and Anti-Gervisanitisers from five companies,” reads the statement in part.

Mandala further said MBS is also testing more brands of sanitisers from other suppliers to update the list.

“We wish to entail that the recommended hand sanitizing products have not been certified by MBS since we do not yet have an approved Malawi Standard to use for the certification process. Once Malawi is approved, all the products will use MBS Certification Mark,” he said.

Established in 1972 by an Act of Parliament, MBS is mandated to promote metrology, standardization and quality assurance of commodities among others.

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cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago

SCARY.
i dont trust MBS for the sake of my fellow citozens.
we need the company names upfront. we have this Egyptian manufacturing Dubious,fake paracetamol. Please.

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Other than Ethanol, I want to know the ownership of the other four.

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

kodi munatani kukhala ngati mukulankhula ndi ana?? bwanji kungocita list ma company
1 company name
2 company name
3 company name
4 company name
5 company name
as simple as that.
kunenera pa mawa pano effectiveness yake
koma mukuti tili limodzi mu pandemic yi????
cifukwatu ngati mukuona ngati mukuona kuti mufuna kubisalilapo nde ayiio kaya. si nthawi yake ino sole.etitu

Mpakateni
10 months ago

By announcing names of the companies is that an assurance that they will be producing quality products? I thought you monitor the production and certify the final product? So, why give us a list of manufactures when along the way they can easily produce substandard stuff? Money has changed hands.

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

kkkkk zuwaavuta

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
10 months ago

Si zinazi za ufiti zomayika chipani pa botolo at this critical time using covid19 for campaigning Kodi anthu enanu mudakhala bwanji?

Chdza
Chdza
10 months ago

Bolani

kanchenga
kanchenga
10 months ago

I would worry to buy any sanitizer other than that produced by Ethanol company and KenChem. These companies go through standard audits by international buyers unlike most most people who will produce good quality for certification purposes and then mass produce poor quality for quick cash.

Chittanooga
Chittanooga
10 months ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Spot on. Ethanol manufacturers products of international standards.

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago
Reply to  kanchenga

FACT.
just like we have had paracetamol manufactured by this Egyptian guy in Lilongwe. its strengh is not of an international standard. well sad ,am sure as long as its a tablet.
We got no MBS here.
they all the same ,used to be doing DUBIOUS JIB.

Unknown1
Unknown1
10 months ago
Reply to  cinangwa bho

MBS does not certify drug production

Chris k
Chris k
10 months ago
Reply to  kanchenga

You are right,,, from a scientific point of view Malawi knows what they are doing. I support too.

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