JS body recommends steps against food adulteration

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Ministry on Thursday recommended the government to identify the culprits behind food adulteration for taking actions against them.


It also asked the government to strengthen mobile drives against food adulteration for ensuring safe food in the country, reports UNB.


The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendations at its 22nd meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with the committee’s chairman Md Abdul Wadud MP in the chair, said a Parliament Secretariat handout.


The committee discussed activities of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) in the meeting and suggested the Authority to take measures for controlling food adulteration.


Focusing on vacant posts in the Food Ministry and its subordinate organisations, the parliamentary body suggested recruitment against the vacant posts so that the services of the ministry and the Directorate General of Food are not hampered.


Besides, it recommended increasing food stock alongside completing under-construction silos and food godowns soon.


Committee members Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam, AKM Bahauddin, Md Hashibur Rahman Swapon, Khandaker Abdul Baten and Shirin Neyeem attended the meeting.


Source: UNB

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