Health Desk—February 1, 2018: Speakers at a discussion in the capital on Wednesday urged the poultry farm owners to stop use of poisonous tannery waste in poultry feed.
Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust jointly organised the discussion titled ‘Poisonous Tannery Substances in Poultry Feed; Public Health in Deep Crisis! What is the Way to Salvation’
Held at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), the discussion was presided over by former general secretary of BAPA Muhidul Haque Khan, also chairperson of Bangladesh Food Safety Network.
BAPA joint secretary Mihir Biswas conducted the programme while another joint secretary Jahedur Rahman, also member of Safe Food Drinking and Consumer Rights Programme, presented a keynote paper at the discussion.
Former chief scientist of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Dr M Abdul Momin, animal resource and poultry expert Bidhan Chandra Das, director of Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust, Gias Piyari and environmentalist Syed Saiful Alom Shovon took part at the discussion, among others.
While addressing the discussion, Muhidul Haque said: “Poultry chicken is the best resource of protein for the masses and is consumed by people of every classes.”
He urged the government to take initiatives for ensuring food safety and asked the poultry traders to refrain from using such harmful substances that ends up in public health crisis.