Health Desk-24 Dec, 2019: The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Monday imposed ban on production and sale of 15 substandard products of 13 companies.
BSTI also cancelled the certification marks of the products.
The products are ghee (clarified butter) of Farmfresh Brand of Akij Food, Shakti and Kitchena Soybean oil of Shakti Edible Oil, Fortified Soybean oil of AK Khan Food and Beverage, Iodine Salt of Wood Brand of Bismillah Salt Factory, Nazrul Brand Salt of Janata Salt Mill, Madina Lassa Semai (vermicelli) of JK Food, Skin Cream of Modern Cosmetics, JM Skin Cream of JM Chemical, Arabian Special Ghee of New Chatlar, Reven Lassa Semai of Reven Food, lassa semai, ghee and chanachur of Khajana Mithai, halud gura (turmeric powder) of Promi Halud, Ifad Iodine slat of Ifad Chemical, according to a notification signed by Engineer Mohammad Sazzadul Bari, director of the BSTI.
According to the notification, the products were tested in the BSTI laboratory after collection of samples from the markets.
The samples of the products have been found substandard after the test.
The BSTI has urged the customers not to buy the products of the companies.