Two puffed rice factories fined Tk 1 lakh
A mobile court organised by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution yesterday fined two puffed rice manufacturing factories in the city's Shanir Akhra a total of Tk 1 lakh for using sodium hydrosulfide in their product.
The court also destroyed 9,600 kilogrammes of puffed rice from the factories due to use of the sodium hydrosulfide, which is very harmful for human health, says a press release.
The factories are Macca Food Products in Gobindapur Bazar and Khaza Food Products in Gobindapur of Baganbari road.
Executive Magistrate Mohammad Al Amin, who led the drive, also asked the authority concerned to file a case against the owner of Khaza Food Products as he was absconding.