Awareness of adulteration emphasisedOur Correspondent . Rajshahi
Speakers at a seminar in Rajshahi on Sunday stressed mass awareness to fight food adulteration practices by crooked profit-mongers.
They said unless people from all walks of life became adequately aware about the harms of taking adulterated foods and took firm stand against such depraved acts the law enforcers alone would never be able to salvage the situation.
Consumer Association of Bangladesh organised the seminar at a city restaurant jointly with the Bangladesh Food Safety Network.
Rajshahi deputy commissioner Abdul Mannan in his chief guest’s speech said the country had no dearth of laws in handling food adulteration but there was a huge lack in their implementation.
‘We need the people to come forward to stop these harmful practices,’ he said.
The seminar put forward a ten-point suggestion — strong and regular monitoring of eateries, strong monitoring to prevent mixing formalin in milk, ban on preparing foods, meant for selling, under open sky and on the roadside, ban on using colour in ice-cream and sweets, healthy condition of slaughterhouses, strengthening the anti-food adulteration taskforce, increasing manpower of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution and instituting mobile courts so that immoral traders refrain from adding harmful things to food.
Former Rajshahi divisional health officer Abdus Salam presided over the programme, also addressed by Rajshahi district livestock officer Azizul Islam, fisheries officer Jafar Sarker, senior journalists Mustafizur Rahman Khan Alam, Golam Sarwar, Hasan Millat and CAB Rajshahi general secretary Golam Mostafa Mamun.
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