Additionally, raising social awareness is crucial to ensuring a safe food supply
The strict enforcement of the Consumer Rights Protection (CRP) Act 2009—and increasing social awareness—is crucial to ensuring the supply of safe food to local markets; to save public health.
Officials and civic rights activists observed this—at a discussion held in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner—in observance of the World Consumer Rights Day 2019, in Rangpur city on Friday.
The district administration, Department of National Consumer Rights Protection, and Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) jointly chalked out programs in observance of the day.
Earlier, a rally with participants—including officials of different government departments, CAB activists, business community leaders, members of the civil society, and local elites—took to the city streets.
Divisional Commissioner Mohammad Joynul Bari attended the discussion as the chief guest, while Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib chaired the event.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) Abu Taher Md Sohel Rana, Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police for Rangpur Range Md Mazid Ali, and Divisional Deputy Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection Khondker Mohammad Nurul Amin addressed the event as special guests.
President of the Rangpur unit of CAB Abdur Rahman and its General Secretary Ahsanul Haque Tuhin also spoke on the occasion.
Assistant Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection for Rangpur Afsana Parvin discussed various aspects of the CRP Act 2009 and Safe Food Act 2013, plus steps the government has taken to strictly enforce the laws.
The chief guest suggested the administration be strengthened, and activities to raise awareness increase; to stop the supply of adulterated foods to local markets and protect consumer rights, public health and human lives to build a healthier nation.
The speakers urged members of the business community to become aware of the severe consequences of marketing adulterated foods, and stressed the importance of ensuring state control to free the market from dishonesty and ensure the supply of pure and safe foodstuffs.