Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, March 30, 2020 12:05:15 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Food adulteration still remains a big threat to public health

By
27th-Feb-2020       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

It's highly disturbing to us that, a number of renowned companies are still engaged in dirty adulteration business. These factories allegedly do not follow the rules of quality control while 75 per cent of the chemicals usually use by these factories in colouring food is also time-expired. What's true is that, the adulteration of foods has now become a national health issue. Earlier, we saw small and household factories were engaged with this dirty practice. Now, the big industries are joining the fleet. It is not only directly endangering public health with numerous acute and chronic diseases, but also making our future generation vulnerable to health disaster. If the trend goes on unchallenged, the next generation will be seriously affected with physical and mental illness.   Usually, fruits,  vegetables,  milk,  fishes,  sweetmeats,  rice,  wheat,  meat, oil, ghee, spices, egg, soft drink, juice powder, baby  foods  and  so  on - are commonly adulterated . Fruits  are  adulterated  with  calcium  carbide,  ethephon,  formalin,  injections  of  colours  and  sweeteners.
Besides, the vegetables  are  adulterated  with  formalin  and  toxic  dyes  while  fish  with  formalin. Even some regular food items like carrot, bean, tomato, banana, mango etc. are contaminated with toxic pesticides.  DDT is widely used in dried fish at a higher concentration. On the other hand, milk is adulterated with formalin, addition of dirty water.  Each and every item is adulterated by the dishonest traders for pocketing extra money. We see that despite different initiatives taken by Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, City Corporations of Dhaka, Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution, Consumers Association of Bangladesh, mobile court operations by RAB magistrates and other authorities concerned could not bring discipline in food sector.
Strict vigilance along with implementation of existing law is needed to check the food adulteration. Side by side bringing big industries under quality control supervision is very much important as such bad practice usually increases targeting different religious festivals including Ramzan. 

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Fear of deadly dengue outbreak this year again


A local daily yesterday reported that sporadic rain and a relatively empty capital will make an ideal breeding ground for the dengue-borne Aedes mosquitoes. Health officials of City Corporation apprehended that if people had not emptied the water containers lying around the household, covered the commodes and other places holding ...

Business & Economy »

: A S M Zakir Hossain, Senior Vice President & Zonal Head of North Bengal Region of Mercantile Bank Limited, inaugurating the bank's 149th branch at Syedpur in Nilphamari by cutting ribbon on Wednesday. Md Mamunur Rashid, Vice President and Head of Dinajpur Branch, Syeed Abdullah-Al-Mahdi, Head of Syedpur Branch and Abul Kalam Mintu, Vice President of Syedpur Chambers of Commerce, among others, were present.


Sports »

Star batsman Smith's leadership ban ends


A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again.The 30-year-old captained the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch ...

Sports »

England captain Heather Knight joins NHS as volunteer


England women's cricket team captain Heather Knight has joined the National Health Service (NHS) as volunteer to help the healthcare system fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.The 29-year-old Knight who has played 7 Tests, 101 ODIs and 74 T20Is for England will help in transporting medicines and spreading ...

City »

Haji Md Selim MP of Dhaka-7 distributing food items free of cost among the people of low income group of his area on Sunday.


City »

Army personnel conducting awareness build-up miking against coronavirus in city's English Road area on Sunday.


Editorial »

Civil servants must learn to be admirable


RECENTLY, a news report which indicated that some elderly persons were humiliated by a junior administrative cadre officer has drawn flak from different quarters. People became agitated after the officer circulated some photos publicly about humiliating the elderly people. However, the officer posted in Jashore was withdrawn from duty and ...

City »

Army personnel calling upon the commoners to stay at home to protect themselves from coronavirus. The snap was taken from the city's Azimpur area on Saturday.


City »

Different law enforcing agencies including RAB patrolling on the city streets to beef up security measures. The snap was taken from Chankharpool area on Saturday.


Sports »

Belarus ploughs lone furrow over coronavirus as football league plays on


AFP, Minsk :As the rest of Europe shuts up shop to combat the new coronavirus, Belarus remains resolutely open for business.Restaurants in the former Soviet Republic continue to serve food, and the country's football league plays on.Despite being at the door of a Europe grappling with the deadly COVID-19, life ...

Sports »

Dwayne Bravo launches new song to Encourage fight against COVID-19


LANS :At a time when the entire world is battling against the coronavirus outbreak, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has come out with a new song to boost the morale of the people.In an Instagram post, Bravo has launched his new song on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over ...

Business & Economy »

Udoy Hakim, Executive Director of Walton Group, handed over the first consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for protecting the volunteer's dealing with the COVID-19 patients to Rafiqul Islam Azad, President and Reaz Chowdhury, General Secretary of Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) at its office in the city on Saturday.


Editorial »

Don`t push them to such helpless situation


AT least 30 beds for as many policemen are crammed into a dorm room of about 450sqft at Mohammadpur Police Camp in the capital. The beds are not even three feet apart from each other. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, little has been done for social distancing and improving hygiene there. ...

City »

A section of people moving on the streets together defying ban of the administration to protect from coronavirus. The snap was taken from the city's Kamrangirchar on Friday.


Sports »

ICC cancels all T20 World Cup qualifiers and more due to coronavirus


Agency :Through a press release on its website, the ICC revealed that it was suspending all events up until the end of June in an effort to curb the COVID-19 transmission. The ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley cited how the ICC's No.1 priority at the moment is safeguarding the ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news