food safety

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Govt’s food distribution slumps

While the queue of people behind open market sale (OMS) trucks of the food ministry continues to remain fairly long, food grain distribution by the ministry was said to have dropped 19 per cent year-on-year in the first four months of the current fiscal year. 

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

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.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Why are we vilifying researchers for their work?

Journalists must add nuance to debates, not shut them down

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

FOOD SAFETY: Lessons from Denmark

If you visit a food court in Copenhagen, you will notice smiley icons at the entrance of restaurants. You see a paper with a smiley symbol posted on the door on the right top corner. Below the symbol is written the word “Elite”.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

Worrisome state of food safety

Earlier this year, this paper published a report on the widespread use of meat and bone meal (MBM) in poultry feed which can cause

February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019

Lead, pesticides in milk

A government-commissioned study has found in raw cow milk excessive levels of lead, regular consumption of which is harmful to human health.

January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018

BFSA orders withdrawal of all baby milk products

Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) orders withdrawal of all products of powdered baby milk suspected of bacterial contamination after the French company, Lactalis, notified the issue to the authority.

August 25, 2017
August 25, 2017

Get more manpower to ensure safe food

A two-day food safety conference rounded off yesterday calling on the government to set local food standards in line with

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Processed Food: Govt to ensure safety by 2021

The government aims to make processed food producers comply with set standards so that safe food could be ensured by 2021.

September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016

Dangerous toxins in food chain

Fifteen major food commodities were tested at various stages of production over an eight-month period between November 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 at the National Food Safety Laboratory.