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BFSA chief summoned over substandard food

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The High Court on Thursday summoned the chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) for not complying with its directive to remove 52 substandard food items from the market.

The High Court on Thursday summoned the chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) for not complying with its directive to remove 52 substandard food items from the market.

The court ordered him to appear before it on June 16 and issued a rule asking him to explain why punishment should not be served for noncompliance with the directive.

An HC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al Jalil issued the summons and rule while hearing a writ petition seeking order to withdraw the substandard items.

During today’s proceedings, the court said it has been found that the BFSA is yet to remove the 52 substandard food items from the market. It only exchanged some letters.

So, the chairman of BFSA cannot go unpunished, the court said. The court later fixed June 16 for passing further order on this issue.

The HC on May 12 directed the government to immediately remove from the market the 52 food items that have been found substandard by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution.

On that day, the BFSA and the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection were asked to take necessary measures to this effect and submit a report to it in 10 days.

 

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