Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

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Bangladesh Food Safety Authority
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteBangladesh Food Safety Authority

Bangladesh Food Safety Authority is an autonomous national food safety regulatory agency which works as a statutory organization and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] Mustak Hassan Md Iftekhar is the chairman of the authority.[3]


The authority was formed in February 2015,[4] under the Food Safety Act 2013.[5][6] The authority works under the Ministry of Food.[7] The authority was modeled on the American Food and Drug Administration.[8] It is governed by a five member decision making body.[9] The agency has its own mobile court that can fine and sentence people for food adulteration.[10]


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  10. ^ "Errant chain stores, restaurant fined in capital". The Daily Star. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.