Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) Chairman Md. Abdul Kayowm Sarker said that the country's export income from food will be increased if international standards can be ensured.
To this end BFSA is conforming its food safety regulations and standards to international standards through 'Standard Harmonization'. This will also help to achieve economic growth easily.
Besides, he expressed hope that the quality of imported products will increase as a result.
He said these while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop titled "Standard Harmonization on Food Safety Regulations and Standards" organised by BFSA held at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council auditorium in the capital on Saturday. More than 200 delegates including many researchers, professors, academicians and nutritionists participated in the workshop.
He said, “There is no substitute for safe food in building a developed and prosperous nation. Through 'Standard Harmonization' the international standard will be harmonized that will help to increase the export income and economic growth will be easier.”
International Food Safety Expert to FAO and Former Global Chairman of CODEX Alimentarius Commission Dr. Sanjay Dave presented the main article in the workshop.
He discussed how various institutions responsible for ensuring safe food can work together with 'Standard Harmonization'.
He also informed that 26 working committees are scheduled to start working on this issue at the BFSA office from Sunday. Experts of the relevant fields are included in these committees.
BFSA member Manjur Morshed Ahmed gave a vote of thanks.