Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday vowed to stop adulteration of food, a serious health risk in Bangladesh, at any cost as she believes the ill practice cost many lives.
Hasina, while addressing a gathering to mark the National Food Safety Day 2019 in Dhaka, also termed the practice a corruption and affirmed her willingness to curb the menace as she fought out terrorism and militancy.
“We earned a huge success in anti-terrorism drive. We are also continuing our operation against corruption, and adulteration of food is one sort of graft,” Hasina said.
The drive against the adulteration of food has been on. “It will continue as we don’t want the people to be affected by poisoning of food,” the Prime Minister said.
It is a bad practice by a section of unscrupulous people, she said adding that such practice must be stopped.
Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak and Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar were present in the function as special guests organized at the the Krishibid Institute.
Food Secretary Shahabuddin Ahmed presided over the function, while chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority Md Mahfuzul Haque delivered the welcome address.