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Food adulteration a ‘silent killer’

Update : 09 Mar 2014, 08:07 PM

A silent mass killing is going on across the country through unsafe foods posing a major health issue for all of us, said speakers in a press briefing at the Poribesh Bachao Andolan office (Poba) in Dhaka yesterday.

Speakers said the food, which is supposed to be produced to sustain lives and keep people healthy, has become hazardous to health.

The process to add poisonous and substandard ingredients in foods starts from the production level and continues till the retail shopkeeper sells it, they added.

Poba and Doctors for Health & Environment (DHEN) will jointly start a month-long awareness programme from March 14 this year. A committee, comprising of 101 members, had been formed to run this month long programme.

The month-long programme includes human chain, leaflet distribution, discussion programmes and sending recommendations of the discussion programmes to the authorities and ministries concerned.

Among others, Abu Naser Khan, Poba chairman, Abdus Sobhan, Poba general secretary, Md Ziarul Islam, vice-president of Bangladesh Health Association and Dr Lenin Chowdhury, chairman of Health and Hope, were present in the press conference.

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