The High Court today wanted to know the names and particulars of the companies and firms that are producing and supplying milk and curd in Dhaka without having any license.
The court asked Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to submit a report to this court in this regard in two weeks.
The court also directed the BSTI to submit another report to it in two weeks on the names and particulars of the companies and firms producing and supplying milk and curd with a valid license.
The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Alam passed the order during hearing a Suo Moto rule on this issue.
On May 15, the High Court issued a serious warning saying that the companies and individuals responsible for adulterating milk and curd, whoever they were, would not be spared and they must be punished.
None will be allowed to play ducks and drakes with people’s lives and health, as safe food is a fundamental right of people, the court said, asking, “How will the nation be built if health of its future generation is not sound?”
Making the observation, the HC sought reports detailing the names and relevant particulars of companies and persons responsible for adulterating raw cow milk, curd and fodder and the steps taken against them.