With more than 60 years of operation in Burundi, BRARUDI remains the largest brewer and soft beverage company in the territory. PHOTO| BRARUDI
The Burundi Bureau of Standards (BBN) expressed concerns over the quality of drinks brewed by the country’s major brewery BRARUDI a French acronym for (Brasseries et Limonaderies du Burundi).
In a statement the Burundi Bureau of Standards indicated the quality of drinks from BRARUDI to have diminished compared to the required standards, our consumers must know the difference between quality and taste because it can vary while keeping the normative values.”
This is not the first time Burundi authorities have raised concern over the quality of drinks from BRARUDI, last month the country’s trade minister Jean Marie Niyokindi accused the brewery of the low quality drinks calling on the company to consider identifying, assessing and controlling the potential biological as well as chemical hazards to the health of consumers in relation to the beverages it currently produces.
In reply to Mr. Niyokindi’s comments, BRARUDI reaffirmed the cutomers that the quality of drinks produced by the company satisfies the consumers and which is the main priority of the company.
“All the drinks sold by BRARUDI corresponds with all the areas of quality on national and international level and the Coca-Cola group and Heineken always assures and analyzes our drinks,” a statement read from BRARUDI.
With more than 60 years of operation in Burundi, BRARUDI remains the largest brewer and soft beverage company in the territory. The brewery became operational on December 23, 1955 where it began producing Primus Beer.
Heineken owns 60 percent of the company’s share with the remaining shares owned by the Burundian government.