Jinja. Beer manufacturer - Nile Breweries, has challenged whoever claims to possess any of their adulterated products to report to the relevant authorities including the Police and Uganda National Bureau of Standards to seek redress.
While taking journalists and other regulatory authorities to inspect their quality assurance facilities and processes at the Jinja factory, Onapito Ekomoloit the director legal and corporate affairs, said lately, they are receiving unsubstantiated claims that their products contain impurities. But when they ask the claimants to surrender the bottles, they do not want to on grounds that their evidence will be tampered with.
“To us, anything going into the human body must meet the highest quality. It is one thing testing our products in the laboratory and another thing seeing our product in the glass,” he said.
Mr Ekomoloit explained that they adhere to the highest standards because as citizens become more alert about the quality of products they consume, they highlight any quality defects.
“We are suspicious that amidst consumerism, all the people complaining about our products are trying to extort money from the company,” he said.
According to Thomas Twinamisko, the Nile Breweries safety manager, since 2016 when AB InBev assumed the management of the beer company, adherence to the occupational safety, health and environment has been top on the agenda of company’s daily operations.
Ashir Mori, the Jinja plant manager, explained that recently, they installed an empty bottle inspector with 360 degrees high resolution camera which inspects the colour, shape and any impurities in the bottle before it is filled with any content. When it detects any defects, it automatically ejects that bottle from the bottling line.