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Officials and experts in Rangpur at a post-rally discussion Sunday stressed on launching of modern technology-based food management system along with enhancing social awareness to ensure safer food for all citizens.
The observation came at a discussion jointly organised by the district administration and Department of Food at Rangpur Deputy Commissioner’s conference room in observance of the National Food Safety Day- 2019, reports BSAS.
Earlier, led by Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, a rally participated by officials of different government, non-governmental and human rights’ organisations, teachers, students and common people, was brought out on the city streets.
Chairman of Rangpur District Council Advocate Chhafia Khanom addressed the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Director (Local Government) Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair.
District Controller of Food Anirban Mohanta, President of Rangpur unit of the Consumers Association of Bangladesh Abdur Rahman and Assistant Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection for Rangpur Afsana Pervin addressed as special guests.
In her presentation, Afsana Pervin narrated various steps taken by the government for proper enforcement the ‘Safe Food Act 2013′ and Consumers’ Rights Protection Act, 2009 to ensure rights of the common consumers to safe food.
“As a result of enacting the acts and their implementation, the common consumers have already started getting huge benefits and becoming more aware of their rights to getting pure food and other products,” she added.
The speakers put maximum importance on creating social awareness for ensuring strict enforcement of the ‘Safe Food Act 2013′ and Consumers’ Right Protection Act, 2009 to free the consumers from food poisoning, contamination and related diseases.
They urged business community people, traders and consumers to become aware of severe consequences of supply, sale and consumption of adulterated and poisonous foods while running food businesses to save consumers from health hazards.
The chief guest suggested all concerned for establishing a modern technology-based food management system for ensuring production, marketing and consumption of safer foods to protect public health and save human lives.