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No food adulterators will be spared: Atiq

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam warned that those found involved in the food adulteration during Ramadan will be brought to justice.

The DNCC mayor said this at a workshop at Nagar Bhaban in the capital on Thursday.

The workshop was jointly organized by the Bangladesh Safe Food Authority and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Dhaka North City Corporation.

“Not only hotels and restaurants, but also the safety of street food must be ensured. “DNCC will also work to ensure the quality of street food”, Atiq said.

To ensure the quality of food, DNCC will carry out strict monitoring and mobile courts will be set up in all of its 10 areas to take legal action against food adulteration, he added.

Atiq also said they have decided to provide 100 licenses of street food sellers where the third gender community and needy people will get priority.

It is very important to change the mentality of the people to ensure safe food and to build a healthy nation, he added.

Future generations cannot be destroyed by taking tainted food, he said.

Besides, proper application of laws concerned, building awareness are also very important,” said the mayor.

Md. Qayyum Sarkar, Chairman of Bangladesh Safe Food Authority, Md. Selim Reza, CEO, DNCC and John Taylor, Chief Technical Advisor, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) were also present at the workshop.

Source: United News of Bangladesh