Dhaka, Bangladesh
Still in shops, sellers being fined hugely

52 forbidden items

Still in shops, sellers being fined hugely

News Desk Most of the sellers are yet to withdraw 52 substandard products identified by BSTI from their shops and are selling those to the customers. The High Court recently banned the 52 products identified as substandard by the BSTI. Meanwhile, court barred the production of the impugned items until the BSTI standards are met and ordered that the products be recalled from stores and destroyed immediately. The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection, or DNCRP, has penalised three shops in Dhaka for selling banned food items. A team of DNCRP led by Deputy Director Monjur Mohammad Shahriar conducted the drive at different areas of the capital on Saturday to seize the 52 food items identified as substandard recently by the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution, or BSTI. Nasir Store at Karwan Bazar was fined Tk 10,000 for selling the banned Baghabarhi Mistanna Ghee, Jobbar Store and Bismillah Store at New Market Tk 2,000 each for selling Doodley Noodles. A total of Tk 61,000 in fines were issued against 14 enterprises for violating the Consumer Rights Protection Act. Earlier, the High Court has ordered authorities concerned to withdraw 52 products from the market, found to be substandard in tests conducted by the Bangladesh Standard Testing Institution (BSTI). (Inputs taken from bdnews24.com.)

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