Health Desk-16th May, 2019: The High Court (HC) on Wednesday directed Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to submit separate reports by June 23 containing a list of the companies and persons involved in adulteration of milk, curd and other dairy products.
BFSA and BSTI will have to explain in the report as to what legal actions have been taken against the responsible persons and authorities for adulterating the dairy products.
The court also asked Prof Dr Shahnnila Ferdousi, Chief of the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL), to appear before it on May 21 along with the study report prepared by her organization on raw cow milk.
The NFSL, in the study report, said that it has found the presence of excessive levels of lead, pesticides in raw cow milk, regular consumption of which may pose threats to human health.
The study also found a high level of chromium in fodder besides the study found excessive presence of pesticides antibiotics and bacteria in raw cow milk, according to the study.
An HC bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after hearing on a time petition submitted by BFSA authorities.