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    Wide oversight must over all food value chains

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2019

    WIDESPREAD contamination by way of the presence of heavy metals and residual of drugs especially in raw and pasteurised cow milk appear to have reached...

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    Regulators worried about leaks in dairy value chain

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    Excessive lead residues in almost all the 266 samples of raw and pasteurised cow milk and cadmium in all the samples that the Bangladesh Food...

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    An odious BFSA silence about milk powder fraud

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Food Safety Authority which in January 2018 reported the detection of lead 10 to 16 times higher than the permissible limit in milk...

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    10 cos sued for marketing lead-tainted milk

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:22am on July 25, 2019

    The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority on Wednesday filed cases against 10 companies accusing them of selling pasteurised milk tainted with lead. The legal action came...

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    Collect samples following scientific method, rights groups ask BSTI

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on July 18, 2019

    Environmentalists and doctors on Wednesday demanded that the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution should follow scientific method to collect milk samples for their tests as...

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    HC bans antibiotics for cows without prescription

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 06:20pm on July 16, 2019

    The High Court Division on Tuesday banned administering antibiotics to cows without prescription from veterinarians. The court issued the ban after antibiotics and lead were...

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    A curious case of standards testing incapabilities

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    THE High Court’s order of Sunday for the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to have pasteurised milk of 14 brands tested in four government laboratories...

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    Retest finds antibiotics in milk again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:43pm on July 13, 2019

    Multiple antibiotic residues have again been detected in all the 10 samples of both pasteurised and non-pasteurised cow milk tested at a Dhaka University laboratory....

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    HC asks for DU report on milk, drinks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on July 01, 2019

    The High Court Division on Sunday directed Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to submit to it on July 7 the Dhaka University’s research report that...

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    DU pharmacy dept chair distances from food research findings

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:51pm on June 29, 2019

    Dhaka University’s pharmacy department has distanced itself from a research that found detergent and antibiotics in pasteurised and unpasteurised milk samples. In a media statement...