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    Fire is for life, should not cause death: Maksud Helali

    | Updated at 01:32am on April 05, 2019

    As experts throw light on faulty structures, inadequate fire fighting equipments at hand and scanty knowledge of the inhabitants of most buildings to fight the...

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    Consumers have no options, need government support

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:57am on March 22, 2019

    ‘I gave up eating many fruits only in fear of contamination. I am very much anxious about the quality of fruits. Whatever I want to...

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    Entrepreneurs alone cannot ensure safe food

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:55am on March 22, 2019

    Kasundi Restaurant Ltd chairperson Jesmin Jahan says many entrepreneurs in the restaurant sector face acute problem in attracting customers. Gaining popularity is the main challenge...

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    Monitoring and punishment are key

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:53am on March 22, 2019

    Palash Mahmud, executive director of Conscious Consumers Society, said that every morning food inspectors should visit markets and should collect samples from suspicious product for...

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    Safe food is not costly

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:51am on March 22, 2019

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority executive magistrate Tusher Ahmed said that he gathered experiences of conducting mobile court drives against all food-related businesses since last year....

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    Precaution can reduce residual contamination

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:48am on March 22, 2019

    Scientists have associated residual contamination in fruits and vegetables from excessive use of pesticides and other sources with rising number of non-communicable diseases, leaving consumers...

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    Pervasive culture of impunity undermines food safety campaign

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:41am on March 22, 2019

    Food safety campaign is limping in Bangladesh due to its pervasive culture of impunity....

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    Campaigns needed to stop misuse of antibiotics

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:13am on March 15, 2019

    Animal farms in Bangladesh do not meet the biosecurity standard in Bangladesh and rely on excessive use of antibiotics to protect their animals, says Bangladesh...

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    Patients suffer long for antibiotic resistence

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:12am on March 15, 2019

    A large number of patients admitted to the intensive care unit in hospitals in Bangladesh languish because of antibiotic resistance, says Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical...

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    Rampant use in animals contributes to antibiotic resistance

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:10am on March 15, 2019

    The rampant use of antibiotics in animal husbandry is contributing a lot to the antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh, says Bangladesh Agricultural University microbiology and hygiene...