He issued the statement on Monday at the opening of the second SIDO national exhibition which is being held in Singida region.
The exhibition started on October 4th under the theme: “ Best technology small and medium industrial innovation for sustainable economy.”
“It is important for producers to certify your goods the move would help to access opportunities in local and foreign markets so as to sustain competition,” he said.
For his part, the chairman of Singida Association of Processors Juma Mene insisted on quality training for sunflower processors since they are facing a lot of challenges in obtaining a mark of quality from TBS.
Speaking at the TBS pavilion, he said more efforts were needed to support producers in central corridor of Tanzania.
He thanked officials from the Standard watchdog for visiting more than 160 manufacturers at their pavilions and address the challenges.
Manufacturers included food, skin care produts where they were told on various initiatives taken by the government , including free certification services offered by TBS.
An Inspector from TBS Domisiano Rutahala, said they have participated in this year’s exhibition in order to educate stakeholders on various roles played by the organisation.
He said recently the government has given the organization’s two roles which were conducted by the former Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA)
“TBS has been providing training to entrepreneurs and importers free of charge and sensitizing them to make sure that their goods meet required standards”, said Rutahala.
For her part, TBS senior marketing officer Gladness Kaseka, said the exhibition is an opportunity for them to meet entrepreneurs across the country and market their services online as well.
She said the exhibition also helped them to receive and address challenges facing customers in all zones namely Dodoma, Arusha, Mbeya, Mwanza and Mtwara.
More than 400 entrepreneurs from Tanzania and neighbouring countries took part in the exhibition which ends today .
The deputy minister for Industry and Trade, Stella Manyanya, and Singida regional Commissioner Rehema Nchimba also attended the event.