Friday, September 22, 2023

Adulteration in food rampant in Rajshahi

The sale of unhealthy and date-expired foods in fast food shops, confectionaries and hotels in Rajshahi has become rampant amid lax drive against food adulteration. Availing lack of monitoring by the Directorate of National Consumer Right Protection, the unscrupulous traders are selling date expired and spurious commodities.

Govt blamed for slack monitoring over food adulteration

Agrobangla, a platform of students of different universities, on Saturday alleged that the government was trying to evade its duty to monitor food adulteration pleading lack of manpower. They said the government’s different bodies — city corporations and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution — were shrugging off their responsibility leaving the sector

Food adulteration rings alarm bell

STAR-RDRS roundtable told most food items adulterated, pose lethal risks to public health Food adulteration with poisonous chemicals has reached a dangerous proportion posing serious health hazards in the country, said experts and government officials yesterday at a discussion jointly organised by The Daily Star and non-government development organisation RDRS Bangladesh. Basic food items on ... Read more

Eat less, Faruk says

Minister gives solution to avoid food adulteration Commerce Minister Faruk Khan on Thursday advised consumers to limit consumption to curb food adulteration.  “Please eat less than your requirement. This technique will ease all problems. If you eat minimum, it will reduce many problems. If you control your eagerness of eating, the businessmen will get a ... Read more

Special drives in Ramadan

Food Adulteration Special drives in Ramadan Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) will conduct special drives across the country to prevent sale of adulterated food during Ramadan, Industries Minister Dilip Barua said yesterday. The drive will also fine those responsible for food adulteration. “The BSTI will work with mobile courts at district and upazila levels ... Read more