food safety

Agri ministry takes Tk 7,214cr project

The agriculture ministry is planning to take up a Tk 7,214 crore project to promote crop diversification and ensure food safety, aiming to gradually reduce the country’s dependency on imports. 

SUBSIDISED PRICE / 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. 

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.

DEATH OF A CRITICAL MIND / Why are we vilifying researchers for their work?

Journalists must add nuance to debates, not shut them down

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”.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015

Wheat imported from Brazil ‘not rotten’

The food ministry says it tested the wheat imported from Brazil and did not find any grain that is “rotten” or “unfit for human consumption”.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

Nestle to destroy noodles worth $50m

Nestle says it will destroy more than $50m worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Maggi noodles row: Case against Amitabh, Preity

Case is lodged against Nestle India over safety standards of its Maggi product, while actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta are dragged to court for promoting brand.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Benefits from safety net programmes

A two-year joint research carried out by the World Food Programme and the International Food Policy Research Institute has come up with some interesting findings on how to improve the benefits of safety net programmes (SSNPs) being run in the country.