Food safety

Food safety

Nearly 282 million people faced acute hunger in 2023: UN-led report

Food insecurity worsened around the world in 2023, with some 282 million people suffering from acute hunger due to conflicts, particularly in Gaza and Sudan, UN agencies and development groups said Wednesday

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Bangladesh, Denmark to collaborate on food safety, sustainable production

Denmark and Bangladesh today signed an agreement to collaborate on food safety and sustainable food production

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Dead chickens supplied to Dhaka restaurants!

5,000-7,000 chickens die on the way to the capital and end up in eateries, claims the state minister for industries

1y ago

Food safety authority starts issuing health certificate for food items

The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has started issuing health certificates to facilitate export of food products from the country.

1y ago

Slow poisoning from food served in printed or used paper

From village to town, printed and used paper is widely used in Bangladesh to serve food, especially street food. But the real question is how safe it is for our health. The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has also warned about using printed paper and polythene for serving oily and warm food, but the implementation of the decision is not properly regulated.

2y ago

9 judges, among 30, suffer food poisoning after iftar in Pabna

At least 30 people including nine judges fell sick yesterday (April 21, 2022) due to food poisoning after taking iftar at a restaurant in Pabna on Wednesday (April 20, 2022).

2y ago

Watch what you eat and drink

The majority of the ready-to-consume snacks and beverages like fizzy drinks, chips and fried chicken contain substances harmful for health and are responsible for non-communicable diseases, found local researchers.

2y ago

Did you know? / More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing

According to a new World Health Organisation /United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (WHO/UNICEF) report, more than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) have received formula milk marketing, much of which violates international standards on infant feeding practices.

2y ago

How much is too much coffee? UK man dies from overdose

A UK man has recently died of caffeine overdose after accidentally drinking a mixture containing caffeine powder worth 200 cups of coffee.

2y ago

Not a child-friendly ‘formula’

Last month, when 22-year-old Mitu Dhar was struggling to make her newborn stop crying at a private hospital in Dhaka, as she couldn’t produce enough milk for him, her family members got desperate to get some artificial milk for the baby.

2y ago

Nationwide drives against adulterated food underway: Rab

Two days after the countrywide drives against brokers at government hospitals and other establishments, mobile courts assisted by Rab are conducting operations today against unscrupulous traders producing and storing adulterated or substandard foods in unhygienic environment.

2y ago

EU lowers limits for toxic metals in baby food, vegetables

Baby food, vegetables, fruit, cereals, meat, fish and other foodstuffs will have to meet stricter limits of cadmium and lead content before they can be sold in the European Union, according to new rules that will be applicable from the end of August.

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