Govt shows zero tolerance policy against food adulteration

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Sunday said the incumbent government would show a zero tolerance policy against the food adulteration and dishonest traders as well as companies, reports BSS.

“We have to make sure that consumer gets safe foods during Ramadan … not only this month but also during the 12 months,” he told while launching an anti-food adulteration campaign in front of Bangladesh Secretariat Gate-2 in the capital. 

Stressing on building mass awareness against the food adulteration at all levels, the minister said the quarter who adulterates food is the enemy of the society and  humanity.

He urged all to forge unity against it by giving the ongoing anti-food adulteration campaign a shape of “social movement” Sadhan Chandra said, “If we be more vocal and aware of the food adulteration, it would be possible to ensure adulteration-free safe food for all.”

Referring to the ongoing drive by the mobile court, he said as part of anti-adulteration drive mobile court is running its drive and if it necessary the number courts will be increased.

“If it is necessary, the existing laws regarding this will be amended with increasing the punishment of the culprits’ found involved in the food adulteration process,” the minister added. Chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority Mohammad  Mahfuzul Hoque and additional secretary of the Food Ministry AK Azad, among others, were present.