Bakery fined in Chittagong
A mobile court fined a bakery Tk 50000 for using adulterated edible oil in Iftar items at Patenga in the port city yesterday.
Sources said the mobile court conducted by Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Magistrate Mohammad Munir Chowdhury in a drive at a factory of Moon Bakery and Confectionery at Patenga on Sunday seized samples of different Iftar items and sent those to Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI) for laboratory test.
BSTI test report yesterday confirmed that adulterated palm oil was used in the seized Iftar items.
Free fatty acid and iodine were found as 0.81 percent and 5 percent above the tolerable limit in the palm oil, sources said.
The melting point of the palm oil was found 12 percent more than the tolerable limit.
On receiving the report, the CPA Magistrate summoned the bakery authorities and realised Tk 50000.
The court yesterday seized 10Kg of adulterated palm oil from the bakery and damaged those.
The bakery has been running for long and producing huge amount of confectionery items, using adulterated palm oil and delivering those in Patenga, Steel Mill, Bandar and Kathgar areas posing serious hazard to public health, added the sources.