Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

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Bangladesh Food Safety Authority
Formation2015
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensuring safe food a far cry". The Daily Star. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Unified food safety authority on cards". The Daily Star. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Drive against unsafe food to go on". The Daily Star. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Dangerous toxins in food chain". The Daily Star. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Food safety and Bangladesh". theindependentbd.com. The Independent. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Food safety in Bangladesh". The Daily Star. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ "A commendable move to ensure food safety". The Daily Star. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Food safety law with some teeth". The Daily Star. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh gets new regulator to oversee revised food safety law". FoodNavigator-Asia.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Errant chain stores, restaurant fined in capital". The Daily Star. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.