Dhaka – As sub-standard products have flooded markets posing a serious threat to public health, a Bangladeshi court has asked the government to remove at least 52 food products identified as below standard.
Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute has spotted the products being marketed by different manufacturers disqualified, and last week made the list public at a news conference.
The High Court bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil on Sunday ordered the authorities concerned to stop production, supply and distribution of the products in Bangladesh.
The court order came following a writ was filed seeking ban on the adulterated foodstuff. The court fixed May 23 to hear the petition.
The court also asked the government to take appropriate legal action against the persons responsible for producing, selling, marketing and supplying the products.
Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute, Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) and the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection have been asked to take necessary measures to this effect.
The products among them found substandard are; Teer Mustard Oil of City Oil Mills, GM mustard Oil of Green Blising Vegetable Oil Company, Rupchanda mustard oil of Bangladesh Edible Oil and Pusti mustard oil of Shabnam Vegetable Oil.
Molla Salt, ACI salt, Modhumati, Dada Super, Teen Teer, Madina, Starship, Taj and Noor special salt productions could not qualify the testing standard. Varcimily products of Mistimela, Madhuban, Mithai, Welfood, Baghabari special, Pran, Zedda, Kiron and Amrito. Noodles product of Doodly Noodles of New Zealand Dairy. Spices made by Daish, Fresh, Bhagabari Special, Pran, ACI and Sun are found sub-standard.