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BSTI strengthens anti-adulteration drives: Humayun

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Published: 09:46, 12 April 2021   Update: 09:47, 12 April 2021
BSTI strengthens anti-adulteration drives: Humayun

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) intensified its anti-adulteration drives through mobile courts across the country to ensure safe food during the holy month of Ramadan.

“Throughout the year, BSTI conducts mobile court and surveillance drives across the country. BSTI has strengthened its drives ahead of Ramadan to prevent the production of adulterated foods,” he said in a virtual media briefing in the city, said a press release.

Apart from Dhaka city, Humayun said the anti-adulteration drives would simultaneously be conducted at different upazilas across the country.

The minister said that regional offices of the BSTI would conduct anti-adulteration drives at the district and upazila levels.

Humayun also said BSTI has already collected samples of 661 food items, largely consumed during the fasting month of Ramadan, from the markets for tests to ensure their qualities and check adulteration.

“We have already received the reports of 661 samples. Out of the samples, 438 have been found okay,” he added.

He said BSTI will monitor the bottled water factories across the country through high-powered surveillance teams aimed at ensuring safe drinking water during the Ramadan.