The High Court has directed the National Food Authority to submit report of cow’s milk, food and yogurt in different districts of Dhaka and within two weeks. At the same time, the ACC chairman has been asked to investigate.
The court ordered that there is excessive lead, insecticides and antibiotics available in milk, which are deadly harmful for human health, the National Food Safety Laboratory reports.
Referring to corruption in food adulteration, the court said, safe food authority and BSTI fail.
A study of the National Food Safety Laboratory, a government organization, found that there was excessive lead, insecticides and microbes in the milk of the cow’s liquid milk and processing. Which is a long-term deadly harm for human health. The research report was prepared by collecting 96 samples of cow milk from different parts of the country.
The High Court expressed surprise after coming to know about the NFSL report on the supply of fine milk contained in the daily food list. The court said the authorities failed to ensure safe food even after such horrific information in government reports. Court compared the corruption in adulteration with corruption.
Barrister Mamun Mahbub, the lawyer who presented the report through the news, said the court expressed concern that everything depends on the health of the people. Especially milk kids eat, if the adult man eats it so much adulterous then what is the authority of the authorities?
The court ordered the examination of milk, curd and goblet in several districts including Dhaka and two weeks to submit the report. Court wants to know why the people involved in adulteration should not be punished for the highest punishment.
Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin said that the safe food authority who has been asked to give reasons to the chairman, food secretary, health secretary, fisheries secretary, law secretary, all. And within 15 days the report has to be submitted and a 4-week rule has been issued, where it has been said why it will not be the highest punishment.
Earlier, last year, 75 percent of the paternal milk in the market was reported as harmful for the health of ICDDR. The High Court issued a rule against this. But the rule was not settled yet.