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    A gross, criminal negligence and wilful misconduct of BSTI

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    THE observation that a court dealing with cases of food frauds has come up with at a hearing, as New Age reported on Tuesday, is...

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    BSTI destroys evidence, frames innocents: court

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:16am on January 21, 2020

    The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution destroyed all the evidence relating to the prosecution of 61 companies accused of marketing 73 uneatable packaged food items...

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    Heavy metal adulteration found in jorda, khoyer, Gul

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 11:51pm on October 31, 2019

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority said  Thursday that heavy metal adulteration was widespread in smokeless tobacco, popularly called Jorda, burnt tobacco powder, known as...

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    Lead-laced spices consumption continues 

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:12am on October 19, 2019

    The government has failed to take any effective measure yet to check the adulteration of spices with heavy metals like lead and textile colorants. All...

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    Turmeric turns tainted with lead for govt negligence

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

    TURMERIC, which has anti-microbial properties, has now, worryingly, come to be a concern for public health as two studies, as New Age reported on Saturday,...

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    Metals get into food for waste disposal flaws

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    Heavy metal contamination is spreading to the country’s food chain due the lack of proper waste management in the capital and elsewhere. Experts said that...

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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...