Alexa Milk adulteration: HC summons NFSL head

Milk adulteration: HC summons NFSL head

Staff Correspondent

Published: 13:50 15 May 2019  

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The High Court on Wednesday asked Prof Shahnnila Ferdousi, head of the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL), to appear before this court before it on May 21 along with the study report prepared by her organization on raw cow milk. 

The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order when the court was holding a hearing on a suo moto rule issued by this court on Feb 11.

The court ‍also asked Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to submit separate reports detailing the names of companies and persons responsible for the adulteration of raw cow milk, curd and fodder.

The BFSA and BSTI have been ordered to submit the reports before the court by June 23.

Recently, the NFSL, in the study report, said that it has found the presence of excessive levels of lead, pesticides in raw cow milk, regular consumption of which may pose threats to human health.

The study also found a high level of chromium in fodder besides the study found excessive presence of pesticides antibiotics and bacteria in raw cow milk, according to the study.