BSFA holds safe food awareness week

Published : 21 Apr 2022 09:41 PM

Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) organizes Safe Food Awareness Week from April 16 -21 through an initiative to ensure Safe Iftar for all. 

On the 5th day of the week, an inspection and public awareness monitoring program on safe iftar was held on Satmasjid Road in Dhanmondi area of the capital.

Ferdous Ahmed, popular actor joined the program along with Md. Rezaul Karim and Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Alim, Members of BFSA, Abdun Naser Khan, Secretary of BFSA and others.

As a part of the program’s initiative, hygiene products, leaflets, pamphlets, caps, gloves as well as various safe food guidelines were provided to Iftar makers and vendors on Satmasjid Road. At the same time, consumers were advised to be careful while purchasing their iftar items.

This program will further be executed in other populated and important areas of the capital like Bailey Road, Chawkbazar, Town Hall, Dhanmondi (Sat Masjid Road), Khilgaon (Taltala), Uttara etc.

About the program, actor Ferdous Ahmed said, “During the month of Ramadan, people tend to eat a lot of fried food, especially by buying from outside.

Many people do not think about how these foods will affect their health after fasting all day. This is why food manufacturers and vendors have the big responsibility of ensuring proper preservation and safety of food items. The main objective of this program is to make the traders and consumers become of these issues.”

Md. Rezaul Karim, BFSA member said, “We are working to create awareness and responsible-thinking in the psyches of food producers, manufacturers and sellers in order to ensure that consumers do not get exposed to health hazards by buying and consuming unhealthy food.”

Prof. Md. Abdul Alim, BFSA member said, "I urged food producers and manufacturers to adapt all possible measures in order to ensure that they are producing food and delivering it to consumers by practicing preparation and preservation methods that are backed by science. "