Dhaka – Licenses of seven food manufacturers have been revoked after a week of hue and cry over production, marketing and supply of 52 sub-standard food items.
Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI) on Wednesday scrapped the license of among others Al Shafi Drinking Water, Shahari and Brothers, Morn Dew Pure Drinking Water and RR Dew Drinking Water, Shanta Food Products, Jahangir Food Products (soft drink powder), and Ghee of Banlata Sweets and Bakery.
The BSTI has also suspended permission for production of 18 other brands, said a press release of the institute.
Earlier the High Court asked the government to remove the 52 food products identified as below standard from the market.
The BSTI has spotted the products being marketed by different manufacturers disqualified, and last week made the list public at a news conference.
The court order came following a writ was filed seeking ban on the adulterated foodstuff. The court fixed May 23 to hear the petition.
Most vegetable oil are found to be adulterated
The court also asked the government to take appropriate legal action against the persons responsible for producing, selling, marketing and supplying the products.
BSTI, Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) and the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection have been asked to take necessary measures to this effect.